Federal Physical Access Control Systems (PACS): Urgent Need for Modernization

Wednesday, June 26th

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Amphitheater, Concourse (lower) level

About the Session

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently confirmed in a study that implementing compliant, effective physical access controls continues to be a challenge across the federal enterprise. The security industry fulfills a crucial role in cybersecurity and national security by providing the systems that manage credentials for federal workers and contractors and control access to federal facilities and computer networks. However, continuing use of low-assurance, legacy mechanisms leave significant risks unaddressed. This panel will examine ways agencies are seeking to modernize their physical access control systems with equipment and software meeting current federal standards, and the related polices and funding mechanisms necessary to support these efforts.

Presented By

Mark Allen
General Manager, Physical Access Systems
Matt Barnette
Vice President
Mercury/PIV/Global Accounts
Hildy Ferraio
Computer Scientist
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Thomas Gross
Information Systems Security Specialist
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Convergence Security Professional