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Defense Strategies Institute announces 5th Annual Identity Management Symposium


The Defense Strategies Institute has announced the 5th Annual Identity Management Symposium and this year’s theme of “Advancing Identity Intelligence and Biometric Solutions for Enhanced National Security.”

The Symposium will take place April 4-5, 2018, in Alexandria, Virginia, bringing together members of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Government, private industry, academia, and other stakeholders. The latest updates in identity and access management practices and biometric solutions for the DoD and Federal IT ecosystems will be discussed in over 15 sessions featuring diverse speakers from senior leadership, including Michael Sorrento, SES, Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center, Shonnie R. Lyon, Director of the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), and COL Donald Hurst, Project Manager for DoD Biometrics, PEO IEW&S.

Topics covered will include identity intelligence information exchange and sharing initiatives, supporting DoD identity activities through biometrics and forensic 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, and biometrics RDT&E focus areas and future investment.

Attendance is complimentary for active military, government, and State personnel, however seating is limited.

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