Smart Card Alliance Securing Federal Identity 2017 Conference to Cover Leading Government Authentication and Identity Topics

Smart Card Alliance invites speaking proposals through March 1st

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Feb. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Smart Card Alliance invites government and security executives and thought leaders to attend its Securing Federal ID 2017 conference, coming to Washington D.C. this June. This event provides comprehensive coverage of identity management and strong authentication in government programs, and brings together the most important developments, innovations and experts in federal identity credentialing and access security.

Securing Federal Identity 2017 will be held June 6 at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza in Washington, D.C. To register and for more details about the event, visit

“For the past 15 years, the Smart Card Alliance government events have brought together the most influential thought leaders to address pressing issues impacting identity and authentication in government,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “With the emerging technology and evolving standards in this space, we’re looking for experts to lead sessions on future efforts to manage identities and control access to protect sensitive information on online government networks across all federal agencies.”

The Smart Card Alliance has opened the call for speakers, and is looking for government agencies to share their use cases and vendor-neutral, educational presentations that focus on federal government-led security policies and infrastructure changes for enhanced security for physical and network (logical) access or trusted identities. Examples of topics that the program committee will consider include:

  • Federal Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials usage for two-factor authentication
  • Derived credentials for mobile identity systems and authentication
  • Mobile and cloud identity programs
  • Evolving National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards for cybersecurity frameworks and mobile services
  • Cyber threats and mitigation programs
  • Next generation Common Access Card (CAC), PIV, PIV-I, or Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) cards for multifactor authentication

Speaking proposals will be accepted through March 1, 2017. For Securing Federal Identity 2017 event information, registration, and location details, or to submit for the call for speakers, visit

The conference is open to all individuals and organizations who wish to learn about the role of secure identity and authentication in government programs. Smart Card Alliance member organizations and federal government employees receive complimentary or discounted registration pricing. For sponsorship and exhibition information, visit or contact Bryan Ichikawa at

For continuing updates on Securing Federal Identity 2017, visit, follow @SmartCardOrgUSA on Twitter and use #FedID2017 to participate in the conversation.

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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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