NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Thomson Media, publishers ofCard Technology and ID Newswire, announce CardTech/SecurTech ID Conference &
Exhibition to be held November 18-20, 2002 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C.
Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Since 1990, over 75,000 people have attended CardTech/SecurTech
conferences to learn how to tamper-proof ID cards, protect personal privacy,
and increase security with advanced card technologies and biometrics. The most
basic requirements for ID systems – identity proofing, authentication, and
revalidation – continually must be revisited as advances are made in the
The 2002 CardTech/SecurTech ID Conference & Exhibition: Identification
Technologies for a Secure World, sponsored by 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
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 off 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 it really takes to create effective
ID systems that meet your needs.
Joining Thomson Media publications, Card Technology and ID Newswire, as
the official Media Sponsors of CardTech/SecurTech are Government Computer News
and Washington Technology magazines.
For more information about CardTech/SecurTech please log on to
http://www.ctst.com or call toll-free (800) 442-CTST or email
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