7th Annual Identity Management Symposium

November 4th-5th, 2020 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

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 2020 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. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.


Topics to be Covered at the 2020 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

Speaker and Presenter Information

2020 Early-Confirmed Speakers:

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

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, DOD & Military, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, USPS, NASA, Coast Guard, Federal Government

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Wed-Thu, Nov 4-5, 2020, 8:00am


Active Military & Government:  $0.00
Standard Registration:  $1090.00

Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA 22314
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