April 4 – 5, 2018 | The Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The 5th Annual Identity Management Symposium will focus on the recent challenges, solutions and innovations for identity management practices and biometrics solutions across the DoD and Federal IT ecosystems. With a keen focus on access management, this symposium will also provide updates on the biometrics initiatives and identity management technologies that improve the efficiency and security of Government Organizations, to include national security.


Confirmed Speakers Include


Michael Sorrento, SES, Director, Defense Manpower Data Center


Shonnie R. Lyon, Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), DHS




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



COL Tom Clancy, USA, Director, Identity Management Programs and IdAM-PKI Lead, DoD CIO


COL Jesse D. Galvan, Deputy Director, DFBA



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


Arun Vemury, Director, Biometrics Technology Engine, DHS




Participating Organizations in 2017 Included:

DFBA, CERDEC, NEC, Radiant Logic, Veteran’s Enterprise Technology, DoD Biometrics, CA Technologies, FBI, Tygart Technology Inc., MITRE, Gemalto, SAIC, USMC Id Ops, CSRA, PAE, USCIS, DIA, Gemalto, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TEDAC, American Systems, Basis Technology, Software Engineering Institute, Accenture, GSA, Terrorist Screening Coordination Office, One Identity, Intrepid Solutions, Integrated Biometrics, DFSC, Defense Manpower Data Center, NIST, CBP, Great Lakes Case & Cabinet, Forgerock, Northrop Grumman, ANDE, Battelle, CACI, Stonelock, Harris Corporation, GAO, and many more!


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees

DSI’s symposium directly supports DoD, DHS, 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 and is considered an educational and training forum.


Topics to be Covered at the Symposium

– Enhancing Identity and Access Management Practices for Enhanced National Security

– Developing Advanced Credentialing and Authentication Measures for Improved Digital Security

– Identity Intelligence Information Exchange and Sharing Initiatives

– Normalizing Identity and Access Management to a Single Identity Standard

– Supporting DoD Identity Activities through Biometrics & Forensics Coordination

– Driving Technology Development to Better Safeguard Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

– Supplementing National Security through Enhanced Capture and Recording of Biometric Information

– Delivering Authentication Capabilities that Support the Operational Environment

– Improving Non-Cooperative Facial Recognition Capabilities

– Biometrics RDT&E Focus Areas and Future Investment


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 Management, Access Management, and Biometric communities.

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, Access 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 for open discussion.

Why Should you Attend the Symposium?

Securing identity in today’s increasingly digital landscape has proven to be a challenge across Government, the Military Services and private industry around the globe. The increased scope of unknown actors trying to gain access to sensitive information and locations has prompted the U.S. Government to actively improve its identity management and biometric capabilities to provide greater insight on the behavior, intent and actions of security threats to vital U.S. interests

The 2018 Identity Management Symposium will provide a forum for members of the DoD, DHS, Federal Government, Private Industry, Academia, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the latest updates from key organizations involved in advancing identity and access management practices and biometric solutions that enhance National defense and security capabilities.

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 Identity Management and Biometrics communities, as well as key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

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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.


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.