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Identity Management Symposium

Advancing Biometric Capabilities & Identity Solutions for the Future of National Security

Alexandria, VA, United States

Our 7th Annual Identity Management Symposium will provide a town-hall type forum focused on innovative identity technologies and capabilities that are helping to further develop identity and access management used by the DoD, DHS, Law Enforcement, and Federal Government. This Symposium will detail the various efforts underway by these agencies to leverage biometrics and identity assurance capabilities to improve operational efficiency and to share vital identity intelligence in support of national security efforts.

The 2020 Symposium will address innovative identity management capabilities including Facial Recognition Technologies (FRT) that are helping to enhance operational effectiveness throughout all sectors of government agencies, as well as the intelligence community. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Topics to be Covered at the 2020 Symposium:

  • Developing DFBA initiatives toward biometrics & identity intelligence
  • Enhancing OBIM identity services through advanced biometric identification
  • Modernizing biometric processing capabilities in support of the Warfighter
  • Adopting facial recognition technologies to transform identity intelligence at the US Border
  • Advancing innovative biometric technologies and capabilities to enhance operational effectiveness in the FBI
  • Optimizing identity intelligence in order to protect national security
  • The pros & cons of facial recognition technology in surveillance

Why You Should Attend:

Our 7th Annual Identity Management Symposium will enhance identity data collection and analysis that provides DoD, DHS, Law Enforcement, and Federal Civilian Organizations with critical capabilities to help identify threats, reduce costs, and target valuable resources where they are most needed. Advances in identity intelligence allow for the discovery of unknown potential threat actors by connecting individuals to other people, places, events, or materials. The Symposium will also focus on analysis of patterns of life to establish baselines and identify abnormalities and measure an actor or group’s potential threat level to U.S. interests.

The 2020 Symposium will address current innovative biometric capabilities such as Facial Recognition Technologies (FRT) that are helping to enhance operational effectiveness throughout all sectors of government agencies, as well as the intelligence community.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The 7th Annual Identity Management Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, thought leadership, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus

2020 Early-Confirmed Speakers:

  • Shonnie Lyon, Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USA
  • Col. Senodja "Frank" Sundiata-Walker, USA, PM DoD Biometrics, PEO IEW&S
  • Michael Sorrento, SES, Director, Defense Manpower Data Center
  • Patricia Janssen, Director, Cybersecurity Architecture & Capability Oversight, Office of the Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity, DoD 
  • Michael Hardin, Director of Policy and Planning at the CBP Entry/Exit Transformation Office, US Customs & Border Protection
  • Craig I. Watson, Group Manager, NIST
  • Patrick Grother, Program Scientist, NIST
  • Roger Westman, Principal Cyber Engineer MITRE Corporation

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Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N Fairfax St, 22314
Alexandria, VA, USA

Hotel rooms available at a discounted rate at:

801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Hotel Discount Reservation Link
(Two walking blocks to venue)

4480 King St, Alexandria VA
Hotel Discount Reservation Link

There is NO parking available at the Conference Center, and street parking is limited to 2 hours.
Please Note: Parking is NO LONGER AVAILABLE at the former Crowne Plaza Hotel (901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA

Parking is available for a fee nearby at:
Waterfront At Old Town (One block away)
226 Montgomery St
Alexandria, VA 22314, US
$11 Daily Max – CASH ONLY

Canal Center (Three blocks away)
44 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314
$10 Daily Max

Washington Square (Four blocks away)
652 Wythe St
Alexandria, VA 22314
$13 Daily Max
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22268