Federal Identity Forum and Exposition - Tampa, FL - September 25-27, 2018

1,200 Professionals • 300 Professionals from over 50 Federal Agencies • 21 Countries • 75 Industry Exhibitors

The Federal Identity Forum & Exposition (FedID 18) heads back to Tampa, FL for 2018, following its co-location with the Homeland Security Conference in Washington, DC in 2017. The unique setting and opportunity in Tampa offers an immersive environment where identity professionals from the federal government and the private sector dedicate 3 continuous days to information sharing, strategic planning, and collaboration building.

The Federal Identity Forum & Exposition (FedID 18) is the U.S. federal government’s primary outreach and collaboration-building event with the worldwide identity community.

FedID is held annually and is designed to:

  Promote a comprehensive understanding of current capabilities, pending needs, market trends and future directions of both the federal government and the entire identity community.

  Initiate and advance public-private and cross-discipline collaboration necessary for the continued advancement and appropriate application of identity and access management disciplines across all mission spaces.

  Provide the federal government with the opportunity to discover and understand solutions offered by industry.



This year we are encouraging real-time information sharing, mutual mentoring, and conversations amongst members of the federal identity community via a new "Federal Identity" LinkedIn Group. And by following the Twitter page and using the hashtag #FedID to stay in the conversation.



A new "Meet-up" concept between now and September, whereby members of the federal identity can gather in the D.C. region to discuss a specific issue and/or network in a smaller, less formal manner leading up to the annual Forum and Expo.



The FedID Forum and Expo will be hosted in Tampa, FL to encourage both exhibitors and attendees to "get away" for a few days and really concentrate on having strategic conversations that will create a foundation for the identity community to build on in the future.

“Innovation occurs so rapidly nowadays that our old model of relying on a massive annual conference for public-private dialogue and information sharing just won’t cut it any longer. We need to be sharing information and insights continuously, talking in-person more frequently, and really focusing on priority issues, strategic conversations, and networking when the entire community gathers together at FedID. These three areas of focus collectively help us meet those needs. We’re ready to get started!”

Duane Blackburn, S&T Policy at MITRE
Federal Identity Planning Committee Chair

Discover the latest solutions and trends in educational sessions and the exhibit hall

Technologies: Biometrics, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things

Strategic discussions: Identifiers & Verification in a Post-breach World, Public-private Collaboration, Public Education

Platforms: Standards, Data Aggregators, Identity as a Service, Federal Regulations

Interagency priorities: Identity Proofing, Screening & Vetting

Identity applications: Homeland & National Security, Law Enforcement & Forensics, Financial Services & E-commerce, Healthcare, Identity & Access Management, Identity Theft

Meet the 2018 Planning Committee

Department of Commerce: Diane Stephens

Department of Defense: Tom Clancy

Department of Health & Human Services: Gary Cantrell

Department of Homeland Security: John Boyd

Department of Justice: Tom Callaghan

Department of Treasury: Mark Hanson

General Services Administration: Jim Sheire

Private Sector: Jeremy Grant and Don Thibeau

Academia: Stephanie Schuckers

The Planning Committee is chaired by Duane Blackburn; Combiz Abdolrahimi serves as a Special Advisor and Jeremy Fremin is the Executive Secretary. The interagency partners with AFCEA to host the Federal Identity Forum; Ben Smith serves as the conference co-chair.