Smart Card Alliance Announces Agenda for Securing Federal Identity 2016

The event will be held June 6 in Washington, D.C., featuring speakers from the federal government and other institutions.

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — Cybersecurity, strong authentication and derived credentials are some of the topics that will be discussed at Securing Federal Identity 2016 on June 6, hosted for the 15th year by the Smart Card Alliance. The event will feature federal government and security industry leaders speaking on adoption of strong authentication platforms in government, personal identification verification (PIV) credentials and physical and logical access control, as well as updates from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA).

The event will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Early registration and hotel discounts are available through May 28.

Securing Federal Identity 2016 will feature a keynote presentation by Chuck Romine, director of the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST, which oversees all identity related standards and implementation guidelines for the federal government. Members from the following institutions will also speak: the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, Department of Defense, OMB, GSA, NIST and the U.S. Navy. Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • Federal policies on the usage of secure PIV credentials
  • Developments in the testing and deployment of derived credentials on mobile devices
  • PIV credentials usage by federal agencies for two-factor authentication
  • Building efficient, effective strong authentication for state and federal government using PIV-I
  • Evolving NIST standards for cybersecurity frameworks and mobile services
  • Cyber threats and mitigation programs

Following the one-day event, the Smart Card Alliance’s three identity and access security member councils — access control, health and human services, and identity — will meet in-person for a joint meeting on June 7 at the Alliance’s National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security in Arlington, Va. The councils will discuss their roles in the federal government identity market, opportunities and challenges in access control in the commercial markets, key developments impacting the identity and healthcare markets, and discuss priorities and projects for the second half of 2016.

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