Past event: Identity Management Symposium 2023

Fostering Innovative Identity Solutions Across the Government

Our 9th Annual Identity Management Symposium will bring together DoD, DHS the Federal Government and industry leaders to facilitate open dialogue on the latest policy and technology developments impacting the identity and access management sector. The Symposium will highlight biometric and identity intelligence capabilities that augment operational precision across federal networks and on the battlefield.

Topics to be Covered at the 2023 Symposium:

  • DFBA Strategy: Leveraging Cross Functional Biometric Capabilities and Operational Actions in Support of the Warfighter
  • Fortifying DoD and USG Information Systems Through the Cultural Adoption of a Zero Trust Mindset
  • Enabling Identity Dominance on the Battlefield Through Sustainable Biometric Solutions
  • Advancing DMDC’s Biometric Collection Modernization and Authentication to Protect Against Fraud and Abuse
  • Addressing Privacy Concerns within DHS on the Deployment of Biometric Technologies
  • Enhancing Investigations Conducted at CJIS Through Expanded Biometric Services
  • GSA Playbooks: Guiding Agencies through Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) Implementation

Why You Should Attend:

Our 9th Annual Identity Management Symposium will address current biometric and identity intelligence developments that support military and federal government personnel in securing networks and delivering accurate results through technologies such as facial recognition, iris and fingerprinting. This year’s forum brings to light the continued importance of continuously striving to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens by deterring adversaries and exposing unauthorized identities trying to access federal networks.

Within DHS, the NDAA FY23 budget includes $16.1 Million towards zero trust implementation on six digital infrastructure improvement initiatives. Another $29.3 Million has been approved towards zero trust implementation, security logging, and cyber reserve to support the expansion of the existing ICAM and networking contracts to build a cybersecurity program that can detect, stop and recover from any threat. The U.S. Army also received a significant amount of funding through the NDAA for FY23 with $12.7 Million allocated for the Army’s Biometric Enabling Capabilities (BEC) system development and demonstration program focusing on account automation, centralized and continuous authentication and data and attribute sharing. An additional $2.27 Million was allotted for the Army’s Biometric Tactical Collection Devices program, a biometric identity tool that collects, matches and shares biometric data on known or suspected persons of interest. This year’s event will offer attendees the opportunity to hear and engage with senior leaders of the U.S. Government and DoD on the enhancement of identity solutions.

Our specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposiums’ content and focus areas; we will assemble the most respected minds in identity management as well as key-policy makers across military and civilian offices.

At our Symposium You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the identity intelligence communities.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

Sponsor & Exhibit: Now Open

The 9th Annual Identity Management Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
Contact us for sponsorship information

2023 Early Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • David McKeown, SES, Chief Information Security Officer, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Glenn D. Krizay, SES, Director, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA), Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Jane Rathbun, SES, Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Navy
  • Mark Kitz, SES, Program Executive Officer, PEO IEW&S, U.S. Army
  • Sam Yousef, SES, Deputy Director, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Sudha Vyas, SES, Chief Cybersecurity Architect, Office of the CIO (DoD)
  • Abby Johnson, Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center
  • Lewis Robinson, Assistant Director, Directorate of Identities Intelligence, National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
  • Gerald Caron, Chief Information Officer and Assistant Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General (U.S. Department of HHS)
  • Shonnie Lyon, Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Patricia Janssen, Director, Cybersecurity Capability Oversight, Office of the Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity, Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Chak Susarla, Chief Technology Officer, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Donald Yeske, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Navy

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Sunset Room at National Harbor Marina
137 National Plaza, 20745
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

Hotel Option 1:
The Westin Washington National Harbor
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171 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Maryland 20745

Hotel Option 2:
Hyatt Place National Harbor
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123 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Maryland, 20745

There are a variety of parking options throughout National Harbor. The lot that is closest to The Sunset Room is our Carousel Lot which is located at 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. If covered parking is preferred our Fleet Street Garage is the closest to the venue at 116 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Mariner Garage will be the closet to The Westin National Harbor at 199 Fleet Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24169