New Dates Announced for DSI's Identity Management Symposium

The new dates for Defense Strategies Institute's Identity Management Symposium are now April 21-22, 2021. This event will take place in person at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

Alexandria, VA, January 13, 2021 --( DSI’s 7th Annual Identity Management Symposium will provide a town-hall type forum focused on innovative identity technologies and capabilities that are helping to further develop identity and access management used by the DoD, DHS, Law Enforcement, and Federal Government. This Symposium will detail the various efforts underway by these agencies to leverage biometrics and identity assurance capabilities to improve operational efficiency and to share vital identity intelligence in support of national security efforts.

The 2021 Symposium will address innovative identity management capabilities including Facial Recognition Technologies (FRT) that are helping to enhance operational effectiveness throughout all sectors of government agencies, as well as the intelligence community. Their non-partisan approach allows them to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

2021 Confirmed Speakers Included:

Shonnie Lyon, Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USA

Michael Sorrento, SES, Director, Defense Manpower Data Center

Col. Senodja “Frank” Sundiata-Walker, USA, PM DoD Biometrics, PEO IEW&S

Patricia Janssen, Director, Cybersecurity Architecture & Capability Oversight, Office of the Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity, DoD

Michael Hardin, Director of Policy and Planning at the CBP Entry/Exit Transformation Office, US Customs & Border Protection

Craig I. Watson, Group Manager, NIST

Patrick Grother, Program Scientist, NIST

Roger Westman, Principal Cyber Engineer MITRE Corporation

Topics to be Covered at the 2021 Symposium:

- Developing DFBA initiatives toward biometrics & identity intelligence

- Enhancing OBIM identity services through advanced biometric identification

- Modernizing biometric processing capabilities in support of the Warfighter

- Adopting facial recognition technologies to transform identity intelligence at the US Border

- Advancing innovative biometric technologies and capabilities to enhance operational effectiveness in the FBI

- Optimizing identity intelligence in order to protect national security

- The pros & cons of facial recognition technology in surveillance

At the Symposium You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the DoD and Federal Government as it relates to identity and access management.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest identity and access management priorities of interest to the DoD and Federal Government.

Influence: Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during the interactive sessions. The town hall format is an opportunity to address the speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.
Defense Strategies Institute
Christopher Elliott