Identity Management Symposium

Synchronizing Capabilities for Enhanced National Security and Access Management

April 21-22, 2015
Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA


DSI’s Identity Management Symposium is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The symposium will focus on the tools and techniques necessary to improve comprehensive identity management in support of DoD and Federal missions.


2015 Speakers Included:

Martin Westphal, Vice Director, Joint Staff J6

David Cattler, Director, Defense Combatting Terrorism Center, DIA

COL Sandy Vann-Olejasz, USA, Project Manager, DoD Biometrics

John Boyd, Former Director, Defense Biometrics and Forensics, OSD (AT&L)

Mary Dixon, Director, Defense Manpower Data Center

Jerry Reimers, DISL, Senior Intelligence Advisor to the Director, DFBA

Michael Hardin, Deputy Director, Entry/Exit Program, Office of Field Operations, CBP

Dr. Ken Fritzsche, Director, Information Technology Division, OBIM

Scott Shockey, IDENT System Owner, OBIM


Why Should you Attend the Symposium?

Forensics and biometrics provide DoD and Federal Civilian Organizations with critical capabilities help to identify threats, reduce costs, and target valuable resources where they are needed. Advances in identity intelligence allow for discovery of unknown potential threat actors by connecting individuals to other persons, places, events, or materials, analyzing patterns of life, and characterizing their level of potential threats to US interests. The Government is actively seeking improvements to current systems and new approaches to improve identity intelligence in support of national security.

The symposium will provide valuable information on efforts from the policy and operational communities on how the US Government plans to integrate biometrics with other tools, both existing and in R&D to support defense and homeland security operations and improve the efficiency of Government organizations.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the community from operational leaders, the R&D Community, key policy-makers, as well as solution providers from Industry and Academia. Our non-partisanapproach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Key areas this symposium will address:

    • Capability requirements from DoD and DHS to provide industry with R&D priorities that meet Government needs
    • Fusing identity intelligence with other all source intelligence
    • Delivering biometric & forensic capabilities to an evolving strategic environment
    • The integration of biometrics with forensics and other emerging capabilities to improve identity management
    • Road map for long term identity management concepts and goals

The Symposium will bring together senior level officials from the DoD, DHS, and Private Sector, specifically the policy, operational, and R&D organizations responsible for improving National security.


At our Symposium you will have the ability to:

Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing those responsible for protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies related to Cyber Security.

Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments


Voluntary Operating Guidance:

The Identity Management Symposium is compliant with all current DoD guidelines towards NFEs, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Counsel. Currently:

DCMO Memo “DoD Conference Guidance 2.0”, Nov 6, 2013 . Under this issuance, all DSI meetings fall under  line #18. “NO-COST to the DoD”

Falls BELOW current pricing standards allowed by SOCO advisory 09-03: 7.(a)… purposes of jer 3-211 (a)(7) the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), OGE standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Executive branch: currently 5 cfr part 2635 and 31 u.s.c. 1353 as it pertains to OGE standards

Open to all Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 .








Advisory Board

DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.