Smart Card Alliance Invites Speaking Proposals for 13th Annual Government Conference

Proposals Accepted Through June 30

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Smart Card Alliance Government Conference, known as the leading event for identity and security, will return to Washington, D.C. this October with comprehensive coverage of efforts toward strong authentication technology in government identity programs. To enhance the conference program, the Smart Card Alliance is now accepting speaking proposals consistent with the theme of "Smart Strategies for Secure Identity." The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, June 30. For guidelines on how to submit, please visit

The 13th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference will be held on October 29-30, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The conference will feature more than 75 government and industry leaders speaking on Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials, government-focused efforts in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) initiative, trusted ID on mobile devices, developments in state and local ID programs and global trends in secure identification. Details regarding the agenda and registration can be found at

The conference program advisory committee is looking for vendor-neutral, educational presentations that focus on government-led policy and infrastructure changes for enhanced security for physical and network (logical) access, trusted identities or healthcare information technology. Examples of topics that the program committee will consider include:

  • Technology: Smart card-enabled identity credentials, mobile identity credentials, ICAM access control hardware and software, PKI authentication, identity management, biometrics
  • Use Cases: federal and state government PIV and PIV-I, commercial identity verification (CIV), NSTIC, Internet and mobile identity authentication, identity/access programs
  • Healthcare: Health ID and security, medical record security, EBT – both uses cases and technology
  • International ID: Government-issued citizen ID, consumer ID initiatives, healthcare
  • Emerging Trends: Mobile identity authentication, identity management policy, cloud computing, emerging market trends

The conference is open to all individuals and organizations who wish to learn about the role of secure identity and smart card technology in government. Smart Card Alliance member organizations and government employees receive complimentary or discounted pricing for single day or full conference registrations. Extreme early registration discounts are available through September 16. For sponsorship and exhibition information, visit or contact Bill Rutledge,

For continuing updates on the Government Conference and related topics, follow @SmartCardOrgUSA on Twitter and use #GovSmartID to participate in the conversation.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit


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