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DSI to hold symposium on advancing biometric and ID activity solutions


Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) will hold its fourth annual Identity Management Symposium on April 18 to 19 at The Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

The two-day event will give attendees the opportunity to contribute to discussions focused on advancing biometric and identity activity solutions.

This year’s educational summit will inform attendees on the U.S. government’s current and prospective initiatives to integrate advanced identity and access management practices for greater defense and security.

All attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry, academia, the Federal government and the US military, as well as engage in a collaborative discussion that will include updates on the biometric initiatives and technologies that aim to improve the efficiency and security of government organizations.

Confirmed speakers include Colonel Donald Hurst, USA, PM, DoD Biometrics, PEO IEW&S; Colonel Tom Clancy, director of the DoD’s identity management programs; John Boyd, assistant director of futures identity at OBIM for the DHS; Michael Sorrento, director of Defense Manpower Data Center; Patrick Grother, computer scientist at NIST; and James Loudermilk, senior level technologist for CJIS, FBI.

This year’s topics will include enhanced access management and credentialing initiatives, next-generation mobile biometric capabilities, identity intelligence collection and dissemination strategies, addressing big data requirements and cloud based solutions, multi-modal authentication initiatives and updates, facilitating best biometric practices for greater border protection, information exchange and sharing initiatives, document-less verification capabilities, biometric technology R&D requirements and focus areas, advancements to biometric search capabilities, biometric investment priorities, improvements to biometric matching and reporting, and future modality considerations.

Early registration has now begun for the limited seating event. Meanwhile, all active military, government and state personnel are invited to attend for free.

Last year’s DSI Identity Management Symposium attracted senior leaders from the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DoD) and the intelligence community to the two-day event in Alexandria, Virginia.

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