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DFBA Joins DHS, and DoD at Upcoming Annual Identity Management Symposium

Alexandria, VA, March 12, 2016 --( On April 19th & 20th, 2016, senior leaders within DFBA, DHS, DoD, and the Intelligence Community will convene in Alexandria, VA, for two days of off the record briefings and informal discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s 3rd Annual Identity Management Symposium. With the central theme of “Advancing Identity Intelligence and Biometric Effectiveness,” the 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.

Due to their high level of accuracy, more government agencies have adopted Biometric security measures as opposed to traditional means. Most Biometric Devices can deliver an accuracy rate generally between 95-100 percent when matching biometric data against a database. An increased focus in protecting and managing identity intelligence has occurred due to security breaches. A joint / layered / whole-of-government approach that leverages interagency partnerships as a force multiplier is the best way to collaborate on protection of the access and management of Identity intelligence effectively and efficiently.

“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 Defense Strategies Institute.

DSI’s upcoming Symposium recognizes that in a field such as identity management and biometrics, where there are multiple agents acting in tandem, it is extremely important that all involved are working towards a cohesive and holistic approach.


Mr. John Boyd, Former Director, Defense Forensics and Biometrics OSD (AT&L)

Confirmed speaker discussions include:

* Colleen Manaher, Planning, Program Analysis & Evaluation Executive Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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 –
In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Early Registration has now begun. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and State personnel attend complimentary.

Anyone interested in participating in the Identity Management Symposium can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at for more information or contact Morgan at, 1-201-266-0058

About DSI:

We are a Woman Owned/Minority Owned Small Business. Included in our team are those that have served in the Armed Services and those currently in the Reserves, professionals in international negotiations and conflict resolution, former Congressional staffers, professional symposium producers, and a variety of other professional backgrounds that, when combined, form a truly holistic operating team.

Operating guidelines: In order to maintain our non-partisan stance, DSI receives no financial investment for operating costs from any outside organization, individual or group.
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