Secure Technology Alliance Brings Federal Government Identity and Authentication to the Forefront at Upcoming Conference

Secure Technology Alliance Brings Federal Government Identity and Authentication to the Forefront at Upcoming Conference

Securing Federal Identity 2017 to be held June 6 in Washington, D.C.

Princeton Junction, N.J., April 26, 2017 – The Securing Federal Identity 2017 event, organized by the Secure Technology Alliance (formerly the Smart Card Alliance), will return to Washington, D.C. for its 15th year this June to bring together government and security executives and industry leaders on the most important developments and innovations in federal identity credentialing and access security.

Securing Federal Identity 2017 will take place on June 6, 2017 at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. To register and get more details, visit

“For the last 15 years, this government-focused event has brought together thought leaders and executives across security, government and technology backgrounds, providing a unique opportunity for cross-industry discussion of the most important topics impacting government identity and authentication,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “This year, the agenda focuses on emerging mobile identity and authentication technology and evolving NIST[1] standards and future efforts to manage identities and control access to protect sensitive information on online government networks across all federal agencies.”

Attendees will get the most up-to-date-information on all of the most important topics impacting government identity in a single day event. Keynotes, roundtables and panels will cover:

  • Federal secure identity policy and technology guideline updates from OMB[2], GSA[3], and NIST including the implementation of SP-800-63-3
  • Federal identity programs and standards, including discussions on the future of FICAM[4], PIV[5], PIV-I[6] and the Common Access Card (CAC) and the further use of two-factor authentication in federal agencies
  • Mobile identity and authentication approaches to achieve strong authentication of derived credentials and other approaches including using FIDO Alliance mobile device protocols
  • The federal deployment of PIV and PIV-I credentials for access security using cloud-based solutions and Opacity for rapid authentication
  • A call-to-action discussion with federal government leaders on what industry can do to further accelerate the adoption of interoperable solutions for federal identity management and access security

In addition to the informative conference sessions, an identity management and access control vendor showcase will be held to allow government attendees to visit and learn more about innovative security products and services enabling secure federal identities today and in the future.

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

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

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About the Secure Technology Alliance

The Secure Technology Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software across a variety of markets including authentication, commerce and Internet of Things (IoT).

The Secure Technology Alliance, formerly known as the Smart Card Alliance, invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of secure technologies to enable privacy and data protection. The Secure Technology Alliance delivers on its mission through training, research, publications, industry outreach and open forums for end users and industry stakeholders in payments, mobile, healthcare, identity and access, transportation, and the IoT in the U.S. and Latin America.

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[1] National Institute for Standards and Technology

[2] Office of Management and Budget

[3] General Services Administration

[4] Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management

[5] Personal Identity Verification

[6] PIV-Interoperable