Identity Working Group

The Identity Working Group promotes the effective use of identity management solutions in the public and private sectors by providing resources and insight to policymakers on biometrics, physical and logical access control systems, Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM) infrastructure and other related issues.


  • Provided written comments to the General Services Administration on proposed changes to procurement policies for identity management and physical access control products
  • Produced a SIA white paper on physical access control systems for FICAM
  • Monitoring changes in testing requirements and advocating for the further adoption and effective use of personal identity verification security features by the federal government
  • Closely followed the drafting of immigration reform legislation in Congress and developed SIA’s position on provisions requiring full implementation of the biometric entry/exit system for foreign visitors

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