CardTech/SecurTech ID: Identification Technologies for a Secure World is scheduled for November 18-20, 2002 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel. The conference and exhibition, in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), will focus on the critical ID initiatives facing the government community, from heightening homeland security to creating more secure ID cards for building or network access. The latest pilots, case studies and demonstrations related to ID solutions and technologies will be presented over a period of three days. The conference has been designed to provide a venue for Federal agencies to gather and share intelligence about the technologies and experiences for deploying large-scale ID systems.
The GSA’s Center for Smart Card Solutions is extremely active in developing and promoting government ID programs. One highly focused program is the GSA Smart Access Common ID program, managed by the GSA’s Center for Smart Card Solutions. Partnering with the GSA will afford government attendees the chance to learn from the GSA smart card personnel who will be onsite to provide assistance in understanding how to prepare task orders under the contract.
On Monday, November 18th two concurrent workshops designed for program managers and non-technical professionals will be held. One workshop has been designed by the Defense Manpower Data Center staff who has just issued the first one million smart common access ID cards to military personnel. The second workshop provides information about the smart card (contact and contactless) technologies and biometrics that anyone involved in developing an ID program will need to know.
Jim Hall, former chair of the National Transportation Safety Board will kick of the second day with a keynote presentation. This high level, visionary style presentation will provide insight into the airport and airline security environments, the same environment in which the new border security and visa processing systems will have been implemented.
Two concurrent sessions focusing on ID in Homeland Security and Agency ID Applications will round out the program. While the advanced card or biometric technologies used in Homeland Security IDs and in Agency IDs may be similar, the trust profiles and levels of risk associated with each environment are vastly different – impacting how ID systems will be designed and implemented into either environment.
CardTech/SecurTech ID will also feature an Exhibit Hall and Product Demonstration Rooms filled with industry leaders providing IT solutions to the government community. The exhibition is open to anyone who wants to network, learn and expand their knowledge for what is really takes to create effective ID systems that meet your needs.
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