Smart Card Alliance Announces Identity Management and Cybersecurity Keynote Presentations for 13th Annual Government Conference

Leading event for ID security will be held Oct. 29-30
at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Early registration discounts extended through Friday, Oct. 10

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Oct. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cybersecurity and identity management keynote presentations are set to headline the 13th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference, known as the leading event for ID security. The Government Conference will feature industry leaders speaking on PIV1 credentials, updates on NSTIC2, developments in mobile identity programs, and evolving NIST3 standards. New this year, the conference will also provide expanded discussions on FICAM roadmap and testing programs, healthcare ID and biometric technology, and mobile credentials storage and security.

The 13th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference will be held Oct. 29-30, 2014 with pre-conference workshops on Oct. 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Details on this year's agenda and registration can be found at Early registration and hotel discounts have been extended through Friday, Oct. 10.

The event will kick off on Oct. 29 with special keynote presentations and an executive roundtable discussion on emerging technologies addressing digital identities and experiences from implementations of government and commercial identity applications. Keynote speakers and panelists include:

  • Richard Parry, Turnkey Risk Solutions on "Identity and Managing Risk-Based Access Decisions"
  • James Quinn, Department of Homeland Security on "Readying For The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program"  
  • Christine Harada, GSA Office of Government-wide Policy on "How Government and Private Industry Can Help Secure the Enterprise from Cyber Threats"
  • Chris E. Onyemenam, Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on "The Nigerian National ID Program"
  • Mike Butler, Department of Defense; Judith Spencer, CertiPath; Greg Abrenio, CyberArmed Security; James Sheire, GSA on "The Roadmap for Government Identity Credentialing For The Next 10 Years" (roundtable discussion)

Following the keynote presentations, attendees will be able to choose among multiple identification, security technology and policy track panels to create their own customized conference experience. Conference speakers, panels and roundtable discussions will cover the latest identity management and security trends affecting government and commercial security programs, including mobile credentials, healthcare, cybersecurity and international e-government programs. Attendees can also visit the exhibit hall to see technology demonstrations from more than 50 exhibitors.

Preconference Workshop

In addition to the main program, the Smart Card Alliance is holding a pre-conference workshop in conjunction with the conference on Oct. 28, "Personal Identity Verification (PIV) in Enterprise Physical Access Control Systems (EPACS) Workshop."

This workshop will provide Federal agencies and PACS industry participants with a comprehensive understanding of EPACS architectures, the use of high assurance credentials with EPACS and the impact that this move has on PACS implementation. The workshop will have in-depth sessions on EPACS architecture, FICAM-enabled authentication mechanisms, EPACS implementation and PIV credential use, GSA EPACS procurement requirements and the trust ecosystem for Federal credentials. The workshop will include two roundtable discussions with PACS suppliers and with EPACS implementers to provide insights into EPACS implementation best practices and directions.

The conference is open to all individuals and organizations who wish to learn about the role of smart cards in government. Smart Card Alliance member organizations and government employees receive complimentary or discounted pricing for single day or full conference registrations. Conference badges include access to the concurrent User-Centric ID Live Conference and Expo. Visit for more details.

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


1 Personal Identity Verification
2 National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace
3 National Institute of Standards and Technology


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