ME Top Items - November 25, 2004
IRMCO MOVING TO SPRING 2005
The largest annual conference of Government executives is moving! After many years as a popular and
significant government Fall conference, the Interagency Resources Management Conference (IRMCO)
sponsored by the General Services Administration, in partnership with the Federal Chief Information
Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Human Resources Management Council, and Chief Acquisition Officers
Councils, is moving to the Spring timeframe, namely, May 1 – 4, 2005 at Cambridge, Maryland.
IRMCO is a government executive conference that emphasizes significant and timely issues challenging
government across a variety of communities and disciplines. With its appearance in the Spring of 2005,
IRMCO not only continues to bring executives together in relevant dialogues, but will also be well
positioned to play a more important role in providing a government forum that will emphasize guidance
in the Federal Government planning process. For further information, contact Gary Winters, 202-208-1045
or email Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org.
ME Hosts Government Panel Reviewing First FIPS 201 Public Draft
Federal Smart Card Project Managers Group led by OGP hosted a panel on Homeland Security Presidential
Directive 12 Personal Identity Verification on November 15 at the InsideID Conference at Washington
Convention Center. About 200 representatives of Federal Agencies and Industry Partners attended session
to discuss the newly published first public draft of Federal Information Processing Standard's FIPS 201.
FIPS 201 defines the Federal Identity Credential is expected to become the new mandate for access by
Federal Employees and Contractors to Federal Buildings and Information Systems. In addition, the
newly published guidelines for Federal Agency transition from present credentials to the new FIPS
201 credentials were announced at the session. The session’s Government Panel was moderated by OGP’s
John Moore, Chair of Federal Smart Card Project Managers Group and included NIST’s Curt Barker,
Co-chair or HSPD12 plus 3 key Government representatives for the Federal perspective. Randy Vanderhoof,
Executive Director of the Smart Card Alliance led a session of 4 key Industry representatives.
For further information, please refer to the www.smart.gov
website or contact John Moore at 202.208.7651.
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