PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., June 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Smart Card Alliance Government Conference, known as the leading event for ID security, will return to Washington, D.C. this October with comprehensive coverage of efforts toward strong authentication technology in government identity programs. To round out the agenda, the Smart Card Alliance is now accepting presentation submissions for consideration that are consistent with the theme of "Smart Strategies for Secure Identity." The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, June 21, 2013. For guidelines on how to submit, please visit www.GovSmartID.com.
The 12th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference will be held October 15-16, 2013 with pre-conference workshops on October 14, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Last year's successful conference featured more than 75 industry leaders speaking on PIV1 credentials, developments in the NSTIC2 initiative, trusted ID on mobile devices, developments in state and local ID programs, advancements in health IT security, and global trends in secure identification. Details on this year's agenda and registration can be found at www.GovSmartID.com.
The conference program steering committee is looking for vendor-neutral, educational presentations that focus on the real-life applications of payments and digital security technologies and systems. Examples of topics that the program committee will consider include:
-- Technology: Smart card-enabled hardware, software, mobile devices, PKI, credentialing, ID management
-- Use Cases: Federal and State Government PIV and PIV-I, Commercial Identity Verification, NSTIC, Internet/mobile ID, ID/access programs
-- Healthcare: Health ID and security, medical record security, EBT - both uses cases and technology
-- International ID: Government-issued citizen ID, consumer ID initiatives, healthcare
-- Emerging Trends: Mobile device ID, ID management policy, new strategies, market trends
The conference is open to all individuals and organizations who wish to learn about the role of smart cards in government. Smart Card Alliance member organizations and government employees receive complimentary or discounted pricing for single day or full conference registrations. Extreme early registration discounts are available through August 13. For sponsorship and exhibition information, visit www.GovSmartID.com or contact Bill Rutledge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://www.smartcardalliance.org.
1Personal Identity Verification (PIV)
2National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC)
Source:Smart Card Alliance