April 10-11, 2024 | Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD

All information below pertains to the 2024 Symposium . 2025 details coming soon!

DSI’s 10th 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. Ensuring the integrity of federal accounts and identity is imperative to national security efforts. Strengthened multifactor authentication processes and the adoption of a Zero Trust framework help combat reusing stolen credentials and phishing scams, which remain the primary ways attackers access federal organizations to deploy ransomware and mine personal information.


2024 Confirmed Speakers Included:

Leslie Beavers, SES
Principal Deputy CIO,

Sam Yousef, SES
Defense Manpower Data Center

Laurence Mixon, SES
Special Assistant,

Shonnie Lyon
Director, OBIM

Daniel Holtzman
Criminal Justice Information Services

Steve Wallace

Marisol Cruz Cain
Information Technology and Cybersecurity,

Download the 2024 Agenda


Why you should attend this year’s Symposium:

DSI’s 10th Annual Identity Management Symposium will address the importance in developments across the biometric and identity management sectors as they relate to national security. Biometrics and identity management systems stand as crucial pillars in fortifying the security infrastructure of the U.S. federal government. As technology evolves, the need to safeguard sensitive information and maintain the integrity of federal accounts becomes increasingly paramount. The U.S. federal government, entrusted with safeguarding national interests and critical data, relies on these advanced systems to thwart potential threats, ensuring that only authorized personnel gain access to classified information. This event will detail how the adoption of multifactor authentication and the incorporation of a Zero Trust framework further exemplify the commitment to combatting cyber threats, phishing scams, and credential misuse. In an era where digital risks are pervasive, biometrics and identity management systems are indispensable tools, safeguarding the nation's security and fortifying the foundations of its digital infrastructure.


Across government agencies and the Armed Services, a number of projects and funding have been secured to ensure state of the art developments and technology for federal programs. Attendees at this event will learn about how NDAA is directing the DoD to establish the ICAM initiative as a Program-of-Record. The U.S. Army has allocated $94M for the development of an Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Contract, is focusing efforts on Unified Network Plan for global connectivity on unclassified network as laid out in the NDAA FY23 and is rolling out 3-phase Zero Trust journey to implement the framework by 2027. Foundational capabilities: identity, credential, and access management; network visibility; endpoint security. They will also get to listen in on a panel of senior leaders from across the government discussing how Generative AI is defining identity frameworks.


The DSI team 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.

___________________________________________________________________________________ 2023 Participating organizations included: Athena Sciences Corporation, Amazon Web Services, CITeR, CJIS, DFBA, DHS, Digital Cloak, DISA, DMDC, DoD, FBI, FEMA, ForgeRock, ID.me, IDEMIA National Security Solutions, LexisNexis, NextgengID, NIST, OBIM, Okta, Peraton, RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners, SailPoint, Saviynt, Splunk, Thales, TSA, Tygart Technology, Inc and many more!

Sponsor & Exhibit Opportunities

The 10th Annual Identity Management Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here.


Topics covered at the 2024 Symposium:

- Keeping Pace with the Zero Trust Framework to Form a Modern Digital Government Ensuring a Transparent Security Posture

- Biometric Facial Comparison Technology: Introducing Innovative Identity Verification Across CBP

- Enabling Interoperable Biometrics Programs Across the Army to Support Warfighters in the Field

- Driving DMDC’s Efforts Towards a Stronger and More Flexible Approach to Identity Management

- The Next Generation of Identity Access Management: How Generative AI is Defining Identity Frameworks

- Driving Resiliency Efforts Protecting User Identity Across Financial Institutions

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.

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Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

    DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD and Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time

    DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

    The Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees, is considered an educational training forum, and is a widely attended gathering.

(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission.)