4th Annual Identity Management Symposium

Advancing Biometric and Identity Activity Solutions

Apr 18-19, 2017

The Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The 2017 Identity Management Symposium will provide valuable information on the current and future initiatives that the U.S. Government supports to advance identity and access management practices for greater defense and security. With a keen focus on access management, this Symposium will also provide updates on the biometric initiatives and technologies that improve the efficiency and security of Government Organizations.


Confirmed Speakers Include:


Grant SchneiderGrant Schneider, Deputy Federal CISO, Office of Management and Budget


michael-sorrentoMichael Sorrento, SES, Director, Defense Manpower Data Center


COL Dan McElroy, USA, Acting Director, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency


Frank KoniecznyFrank Konieczny, SES, Chief Technology Officer, USAF 



COL Donald Hurst, USA, PM, DoD Biometrics, PEO IEW&S


Col Tom Clancy, Director, Identity Management Programs, DoD




Additional Speakers Include

John Boyd, Assistant Director, Futures Identity, OBIM, DHS

Patrick Grother, Computer Scientist, NIST

James Loudermilk, Senior Level Technologist, CJIS, FBI

Lee Bowes, Chief, Biometrics Division, USCIS

Steve Yonkers, Director of Identity and Credentialing, Screening Coordination Office, Office of Policy, DHS

Marie Bernoi, Unit Chief, Identity Intelligence Unit, Terrorist Screening Center, FBI


Participating Organizations in 2016 Included:

OBIM, DFBA, DIA, DFSC, FBI, CJIS, PEO IEW&S, DMDC, NIST, CERDEC, CBP, USCIS, DHS, CyLab, Northrop Grumman Corporation, A-TS/PAE, Y-Tech LLC, Bana Solutions LLC, Advanced Onion, American Systems, NEC Corporation of America, Great Lakes Case and Cabinet, SureID, CSRA, JANUS Research Group, Aware Inc., ID Technology Partners, Parrillo Associates LLC, IBM, SAIC, Strategic Operational Solutions, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, MITRE, MorphoTrak, RiVidium Inc., Scitor, Servo, SimVentions, Tygart Technology Inc., BAE Systems, Honeywell, ManTech International, Capitol Network Solutions, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, DEA, Novetta, ECS, E&M Technologies, Radiant Logic, NORAD & 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

Topics for The 2017 Symposium

  • – Next-Generation Access Management and Credentialing Initiatives
  • – Current and future Mobile Biometric Capabilities and Standards
  • – Multi-Modal Authentication Initiatives and Updates
  • – Identity Intelligence Information Exchange and Sharing Initiatives
  • – Standardizing Online Identity Practices to Increase Verification and Security
  • – Biometric Technology R&D Requirements and Focus Areas
  • – Big Data Solutions to Bolster Identification Information Collection
  • – Advancements to Biometric Search Capabilities
  • – Cyber Security Considerations and Initiatives
  • – Recognition Technology Strategies post US-VISIT/IDENT
  • – Biometric Investment Priorities; Future Trends and Industry’s Role
  • – Digital Forensics Initiatives
  • – Improvements to Biometric Matching and Reporting
  • – Facilitating Best Biometric Practices for Greater Border Protection
  • – RDT&E for Future Biometric Modalities


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 Intelligence and Biometrics community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some the latest technologies related to Identity Management and Biometrics.
  • – 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 that you would like our speakers to address.


Why Should you Attend the Symposium?
       To more accurately identify threats that pose risks to vital U.S. Interests, the U.S. Government is actively seeking improvements to their biometric, identity and access management capabilities in order to provide greater insight on the behavior, intent and actions of known and unknown threat actors.
       By conducting rigorous R&D and leveraging industry perspectives on burgeoning capabilities and technologies, the U.S. Government has made ample improvements to characterizing threat levels, analyzing patterns of life, and maintaining proper access management in support of National Security.
Despite these advancements, the U.S. Government has identified numerous challenges still facing the Biometrics and Identity Management communities that are critical to providing greater physical and logical security measures across the DoD and U.S. Government.
       The 2017 Identity Management Symposium will address the current and future initiatives supported by the U.S. Government that supplement biometric, identity and access management capabilities. Our speakers will detail how their organization’s critical efforts have contributed to the increased security and efficiency of the U.S. Government.
DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposium’s 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 bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.


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Operating Guidance for Government Attendees

DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, DHS, and 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 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)