The enemies that threaten the USA homeland are dispersed around the world, and move from theater to theater with ease. Combatants in Iraq or Afghanistan may have previously been in other countries -including the USA. Identifying these ‘bad actors’ wherever they appear is critical to our safety. Acompany that recognizes the importance of identification management is MaxID, a US headquartered manufacturer of handheld computers, who has risen to the challenge of integrating the best biometric hardware technology to address the challenges of identifying the ‘bad actors’ wherever they may been countered. In designing their next generation technology to provide the best possible equipment,MaxID created a solution using the Intel Atom processor, Microsoft’s Windows Embedded OS and integration by Eurotech Inc.