IDESG Newsletter #13

As previously announced, due to the government shutdown, the IDESG 6th Plenary Meeting, originally scheduled as a face-to-face meeting at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD, has been changed to an Online Plenary. The Plenary will be from October 16-18, with general Plenary Sessions on the 16th and 18th and breakout committee meeting sessions on the 17th. The main event page is, any changes to this email will be posted there. 

Some IDESG members have graciously offered meeting space for people who are in DC or still plan to come to DC during that time to meet and participate in the Online Plenary together. These locations are detailed below. Please RSVP your attendance plans.


General Plenary Sessions will be like previous Online Plenary Sessions and can be accessed at More detailed access instructions are found below. 


Committee Breakout Sessions are linked from this Agenda and will be almost identical to typical Committee Meetings that are held throughout the year. 


So whether you plan to attend from your home, office, or with a group, we hope you will be able to join us next week!



Wednesday, October 16


9:00 - 12:00 noon      Management Council Meeting

11:00 - 12:00 noon    Legal Issues ad hoc group Meeting

1:30- 2:00 p.m.         General Session: Welcome and Opening of Plenary

  • Overview of Proposed Agenda and Plenary Updates, Bob Blakley, Plenary Chair
  • Management Council Update, Peter Brown, Management Council Chair

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.        General SessionFCCX Pilot Presentation

  • Douglas Glair, Manager, Digital Partnerships & Alliances at United States Postal Service

2:30 - 2:40 p.m.        Break

2:40 - 4:10 p.m.        General SessionStrategic Planning Presentation and Discussion

  • Moderator, Bob Blakley, Plenary Chair
  • Wendy Hagen and Arisbe Gardner, Presenters

4:10 - 4:15 p.m.        General SessionPlenary Direction & Update for Next Day Events

  • Bob Blakley, Plenary Chair

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.        Committee Breakout


Thursday, October 17

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.     Committee Breakout Sessions

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.     Break

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.       Committee Breakouts

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.         Break

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.         Committee Breakouts

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.         Break

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.         Chairs Meeting and Debrief


Friday, October 18


10:00 - 12:00 p.m.     General Session: Committee Report-outs

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.       General Session: New Business

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.         General Session: Closing Wrap-up and Next Steps for January Plenary


Online Access Instructions



  1. Login to in the "Federated Login" box.
  2. Visit and click the green "Join Webcast" button. 
Join Webcast 
  1. IDESG MEMBERS: In order for your attendance to be counted, you need to login to the meeting from at least one device of your own. If your name shows in the attendee panel, then your attendance has been counted. If you are attending with a group, turn your audio off.  
  2. Supported devices for this event include Microsoft and Apple desktops and laptop platforms. Other devices may work but are not supported. We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best experience. 
  3. If you do not have access to a computer during the event, please contact the Secretariat at for information about calling into the meeting. 
  4. Please direct questions to

Will you be in DC for the Meeting? Participate with other Members at one of these Locations!

If you plan to attend one of these sessions,  RSVP HERE


Smart Card Alliance/User-Center ID Live Conference, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • 10/16 General Session
  • MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE at https://www.ucentricid.comFor free attendance: Use Promo Code H7T3 (includes free exhibits-only access) or use Promo Code P4GW (for 20% off full conference registration) 

AARP, 601 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

  • 10/16 Management Council Meeting
  • 10/16 General Session
  • 10/17 Communications and Outreach Meeting
  • 10/17 Joint Bus. Plan and Communications and Outreach Meeting 

Symantec, 2350 Corporate Park Dr., Herndon, VA 20171

  • 10/17 Functional Model Breakout Session
  • 10/17 TFTM Workgroup Breakout Session 
  • 10/17 Joint Security, Standards, Privacy, TFTM, and Attributes AHG Meeting 
  • Not hosting General Sessions
  • NOTE: Please sign in with the receptionist on the 6th floor of the building. Parking in the rear and front of the building is free. Contact Adam Madlin with questions.     

AMA, 25 Massachusetts Ave., NW, #600, Washington DC 20001

  •  10/17 Healthcare Meeting
MIT Media Lab, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

ATTENTION COMMITTEES! Update the entire IDESG on your progress in the next newsletter by emailing