Smarter Security for America Focus of Smart Card Alliance Conference

Smarter Security for America Focus of Smart Card Alliance Conference

“Smart Cards in Government 2003” Arlington, VA, July 14th, 2003–The Smart Card Alliance Conference and Expo, opening July 15th in Arlington, will focus attention on the rapidly growing use of smart cards as the security technology of choice for identity credentials throughout the Federal government. Speakers include representatives from 10 government agencies issuing smart cards, including the Department of Homeland Security, which just announced plans to issue smart card identity credentials to its 180,000 employees.

Speakers include Stewart Verdery, Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security, Border and Transportation Security; Frank Moss, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Marty Wagner, Deputy Administrator for Government Policy, Jeanette Thornton, eAuthentication Portfolio Manager, OMB, and many other government representatives.

Schlumberger is the event’s premier sponsor. Paul Beverly, president, Smart Cards and eTransactions, Schlumberger and Smart Card Alliance chairman, will deliver the opening address on the rapid take-up of smart cards in the United States and the trends that will stimulate future demand.

Atmel and ActivCard are also sponsors. Over 200 people are expected to attend the two-and-a-half-day event at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, VA.

A new feature of the conference is an exhibit hall where attendees can see and touch the latest technologies impacting government-wide secure ID systems. Exhibiting companies include: SCM Microsystems, Oberthur, Booz Allen Hamilton, Schlumberger, Datakey, Datacard, Philips, Infineon, Integrated Engineering, Corestreet, Honeywell Access Systems (OmniTek), Exponent, Cubic Systems, ActivCard, Atmel, HID, IBM, RSA Security, ACT Canada and the Smart Card Alliance.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to accelerate the acceptance 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. For more information please visit