3rd Annual Identity Management Symposium

Advancing Identity Intelligence and Biometric Effectiveness 

April 19-20, 2016
Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA


DSI’s 3rd Annual 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 2016 Identity Management Symposium will focus on the recent challenges, solutions and innovations in the field of Identity Management and Biometrics. The symposium will focus on how these fields support DoD and Federal Missions and ultimately improve national security.

2016 Confirmed Speakers Include:


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

2016 Symposium Moderator




Colleen Manaher, Planning, Program Analysis & Evaluation Executive Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)



COL Donald Hurst, USA, Project Manager, DoD Biometrics
Program Executive Office Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors


Additional Confirmed Speakers Include:

– Jerry Reimers, Defense Intelligence Senior Leader, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency 

– Patrick Nemeth, Director, Identity Operations Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management

– Thomas Francis, Director, Defense Combating Terrorism Center, DIA

Why Should you Attend the Symposium?
  • Forensics and biometrics provide DoD and federal civilian organizations with critical capabilities to help 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.


  • The United States government has identified numerous challenges that face the growing Biometrics field. Combining speed and proper authentication procedures, as well as trying to maximize mobile capabilities has come to the forefront of the identity management conversation. The Biometrics industry has changed the face of border security in our country as more attempts have been made to identify special interest targets by their D.N.A and biographical features, as opposed to more conventional measures like a passport. This symposium will identify the new modes of authentication that DoD Agencies as well as industry leaders have come to develop in order to promote greater security and access measures.


  • 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-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.


Topics for This Year’s Symposium

  • – DHS Efforts in Support of Advancing Biometrics
  • – Fusing Identity Intelligence with all other source intelligence
  • – Provide updated Biometric and Forensic Capabilities to combat an evolving strategic environment
  • – Direction of new Biometric Devices: Improvements and Innovations
  • – Improving Data Security and Accessibility
  • – Expanding Identity Management Capabilities to better support Americans as well as refugees
  • – Advances in Identity Managements and Active Authentication
  • – Multi Modal Identification Capabilities
  • – Incorporation Interoperability of various offices and agencies


At our Symposium you will have the ability

  • – Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the identity community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some 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 and will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees

  • DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, DHS, and law enforcement 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 Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

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



Several Participating Organizations Include:

DHS, NSWCDD, CERDEC I2WD, DEA, DoD, DFBA, Federal Air Marshal Service, US Army Africa, DIA, IBM, Morphotrak, CSRA, SureID, SAIC, MITRE, RiVidium Inc, Perceptics LLC, Serco, SimVentions, NEC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Advanced Onion, Northrop Grumman, American Systems, Bana Solutions LLC, JANUS Research Group, & more

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

The Identity Management Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here

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