About Federal Identity Forum
The Federal Identity Forum (FedID) has been the U.S. Government’s annual identity conference since 1995. Its mission is to bring together identity experts to exchange information and enhance public-private collaboration to solve the federal government’s toughest identity challenges and help ensure a vibrant identity community.
The government holds FedID outside the Washington, D.C., area to provide an immersive environment where attendees can fully dedicate their time and attention over three days. FedID is a safe space for identity professionals from the federal government, private sector and academia to jointly explore new technologies and discuss innovative concepts that could enhance our nation’s security and prosperity.
FedID Frequently Asked Questions
What does Virtual Collaboration Event mean?
FedID has always been a space for government agencies and private industries to come together and collaborate. We are going to try and maintain that same level of connection in our virtual event space. We understand that an event is so much more than a one way street of information. FedID 2020 will not just be a virtual event space. It will be a space to collaborate and make connections even after the broadcast has finished.
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Registration and Program Questions
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Know Before You Go
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Photography/Videography/Audio Recording Policy
Exhibit & Sponsor Information
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Prepare to be Aware
Conferences present opportunities for America's adversaries to target U.S. government employees, academia, defense industry and other personnel to collect our critical information. Be a hard target! Use good OPSEC practices to protect yourself and your organization's mission.
- Be aware of your surroundings when discussing sensitive unclassified critical information during the conference and after hours, in common/public areas (e.g. social gatherings, networking mixers, etc.).
- Be suspicious of strangers. Even though they sound like they belong at the conference, don't assume they are there for the same purpose as you.
- Use caution when sharing information with someone you don't know. Ask others to confirm a person's identity before sharing critical information about your organization's past, ongoing or future operations/activities/events. Protect your personal information, such as your room number and daily schedule. Don't give out your business cards freely, particularly when outside the United States. Remember, phishing is still the #1 adversary threat vector into your personal and government computers/devices/networks.
- If you use a laptop or other portable electronic device (personal or government-owned), use it cautiously. Disable the Bluetooth and WLAN/Wi-Fi connections when not in use, and if you use this type of connectivity, understand that you may expose personal and work-related critical information to an adversary. Be especially cautious when using unencrypted/unsecure WLAN/Wi-Fi hotspots.
BE SMART! BE SAFE! PRACTICE GOOD OPSEC!