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DSI announces speakers for Identity Management Symposium


Next month, senior leaders from the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DoD) and the intelligence community will gather in Alexandria, Virginia for two days of off the record briefings and informal discussions at the Defense Strategies Institute’s 3rd Annual Identity Management Symposium.

The central theme of the symposium is “Advancing Identity Intelligence and Biometric Effectiveness” and it is designed as an educational and training town-hall style forum where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate.

“We have created a Symposium that will bring together a variety of stakeholders in order to build out two days of discussion and debates that tackle many of the areas involved in enhancing identity policy and technology in support of national security,” said Thomas Engelman, senior partner with the Defense Strategies Institute (DSI).

Mr. John Boyd, former director of Defense Forensics and Biometrics OSD will moderate and confirmed speaker discussions include:

– Colleen Manaher, Planning, Program Analysis & Evaluation Executive Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection to address innovations in biometric capabilities to facilitate greater border control

– COL Donald Hurst, USA, Project Manager, DoD Biometrics Program Executive Office Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors will speak on providing the DoD with innovative biometric capabilities to promote secure identity management

– Jerry Reimers, Defense Intelligence Senior Leader, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency to discuss supporting identity intelligence through forensics and biometric operations

– Dalton Jones, Forensic, Biometrics, and Identity Intelligence Executive at Defense Intelligence Agency will brief on DIA vision for expanding defense biometric capabilities and identity intelligence

– Mary Dixon, Director, Defense Manpower Data Center on improving data quality accessibility capabilities to increase security at the DoD

– Dr. Evan Huelfler, Deputy Director, Forensic Exploitation Directorate, Defense Forensic Science Center, U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Laboratory to deliberate on expeditionary forensics on the modern battlefield

– Lee Bowes, Chief, Biometrics Division, Immigration Records and Identity Services, USCIS/DHS to visit immigrant refugee conflicts and identity management

Seating is limited to allow for discussion and dialogue between speakers and attendees and early registration has begun. Active military, government and state personnel are welcome to attend complimentary.

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