Identity Management Symposium

Synchronizing Capabilities for Enhanced National Security and Access Management

June 17-18, 2014
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.


2014 Speakers Include:

Don Salo, Director, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency

Martin Westphal, Vice Director, Joint Staff J6

Shonnie Lyon, Acting Director, Office of Biometrics Identity Management, DHS

Stephen Rice, Assistant Administrator for Information Technology, TSA

COL Sandra Vann-Olejasz, USA, Project Manager, DoD Biometrics Program

James Loudermilk, Senior Level Technologist, FBI

Dalton Jones, Forensic, Biometrics, and Identity Intelligence Executive, DIA

Leslie Hope, Chief, Biometrics Division, US Citizenship and Immigration Service

Michael Butler, Deputy for Identity and Personnel Assurance, DMDC

Mark Burge, Program Manager, Janus, IARPA

Richard Guidorizzi, Program Manager, Active Authentication, DARPA

Kathryn Suchma, Science and Technology Advisor, ODNI

Patrick Grother, Biometrics Testing Project Lead, NIST


Why Should you Attend the Symposium?

Improving identity management is a critical step towards improving national security as well as increasing the efficiency of Government internal operations. Biometrics has provided DoD and Federal Civilian Organizations with dramatic advancements in capacity to identify threats, reduce costs, and target valuable resources where they are needed. When combined with other tools and technology, biometrics forms the basis for holistic identity management. This critical next step represents an evolution in the US Government’s ability to inform decision making.

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
    • Technology that provides improvements in biometrics capabilities
    • 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



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.