PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ – The Smart Card Alliancewill host “Smart Cards in Government 2003” from July 15th to the 17th at the
Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The conference and exposition
will bring together the leaders of the smart card movement within government,
both from the internal civilian and military agency leadership as well as the
technology providers and integrators that are behind these programs. The
program will focus on policies, lessons learned and next steps regarding the
use of smart cards and related technologies like PKI and biometrics for
critical infrastructure areas involving cybersecurity, physical access
security and credentialing.
Attendees will learn what technologies are being deployed, where those
technologies are being installed and why government is moving so aggressively
in this direction. Speakers include: Marty Wagner, deputy administrator for
Government Policy, General Services Administration, on the topic of government
policy for physical access; Jeanette Thornton, eAuthentication portfolio
manager, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on federal identity management;
Lolie Kull, senior security specialist, U.S. Department of State and chair of
the Interagency Interoperability Task Force (IITF) on interoperability for
government ID programs; Jim Zok, associate administrator, Maritime
Administration, Department of Transportation on managing the public/private
relationship of government security, and Paul McKeown, worldwide leader IBM
Global Smart Card Solutions on new attitudes towards responsible security.
In addition to the many prominent speakers and panelists who will be on
hand, the Alliance has added an exhibition hall to this year’s event.
Attendees will be able to talk directly to the key technology providers behind
the government-wide adoption of smart cards and see first-hand the latest
advances in access control, PKI, biometrics, secure credentialing, contact and
contactless smart cards, readers and applications.
This is one of the Alliance’s most popular events of the year, because
government adoption of smart card technology is growing at a faster rate than
many non-government segments. A GAO report on “Progress in Promoting Adoption
of Smart Card Technology” released in January 2003 stated that as of November
2002, 18 federal agencies had initiated 62 smart card projects.
More information about the program and secure online registration is
available at http://www.smartcardalliance.org.
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
Contact: Deb Montner, Montner & Associates, 203-226-9290,