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

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. The Symposium will highlight biometric and identity intelligence capabilities that augment operational precision across federal networks and on the battlefield.

All below Information from April 19-20, 2023 event. 2024 event information coming soon!

2023 Confirmed Speakers Include:

David McKeown, SES

DoD Acting Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Defense (DoD)

Glenn D. Krizay, SES
Director, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA)
U.S. Army – DoD Executive Agent

Shonnie Lyon
Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Mark Kitz, SES

Program Executive Officer, PEO IEW&S

U.S. Army

Patricia Janssen

Director, Cybersecurity Capability Oversight, Office of the Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity
Department of Defense (DoD)

Chak Susarla

Chief Technology Officer, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)
Department of Defense (DoD)

Donald Yeske

Chief Technology Officer

U.S. Navy

Gerald Caron

Chief Information Officer, International Trade Administration
Department of Commerce

Download 2023 Agenda Here


Why You Should Attend:


DSI’s 9th Annual Identity Management Symposium will address current biometric and identity intelligence developments that support military and federal government personnel in securing networks and delivering accurate results through technologies such as facial recognition, iris and fingerprinting. This year’s forum brings to light the continued importance of continuously striving to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens by deterring adversaries and exposing unauthorized identities trying to access federal networks.

Within DHS, the NDAA FY23 budget includes $16.1 Million towards zero trust implementation on six digital infrastructure improvement initiatives. Another $29.3 Million has been approved towards zero trust implementation, security logging, and cyber reserve to support the expansion of the existing ICAM and networking contracts to build a cybersecurity program that can detect, stop and recover from any threat. The U.S. Army also received a significant amount of funding through the NDAA for FY23 with $12.7 Million allocated for the Army’s Biometric Enabling Capabilities (BEC) system development and demonstration program focusing on account automation, centralized and continuous authentication and data and attribute sharing. An additional $2.27 Million was allotted for the Army’s Biometric Tactical Collection Devices program, a biometric identity tool that collects, matches and shares biometric data on known or suspected persons of interest. This year’s event will offer attendees the opportunity to hear and engage with senior leaders of the U.S. Government and DoD on the enhancement of identity solutions.

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.


Participating organizations at last year’s Symposium:

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, NCTC, NextgengID, NIST, OBIM, Okta, Peraton, RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners, SailPoint, Saviynt, Splunk, Thales, TSA, Tygart Technology, Inc.

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Sponsor & Exhibit: Now Open

The 9th Annual Identity Management Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.


Topics to be Covered at the 2023 Symposium:

-DFBA Strategy: Leveraging Cross Functional Biometric Capabilities and Operational Actions in Support of the Warfighter

-Fortifying DoD and USG Information Systems Through the Cultural Adoption of a Zero Trust Mindset

-Enabling Identity Dominance on the Battlefield Through Sustainable Biometric Solutions

-Advancing DMDC’s Biometric Collection Modernization and Authentication to Protect Against Fraud and Abuse

-Addressing Privacy Concerns within DHS on the Deployment of Biometric Technologies

-Enhancing Investigations Conducted at CJIS Through Expanded Biometric Services

-GSA Playbooks: Guiding Agencies through Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) Implementation


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.


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



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 directly impacting 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, DHS, and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)Symposium is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS[Edit Box]