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33rd Annual FISSEA Conference

FISSEA Federal Cybersecurity, Innovation, Awareness, Training
Credit: NIST

 Theme: Consumer Fraud Education

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33rd Annual FISSEA Conference
33rd Annual FISSEA Conference


8:00am - 9:00am 

Registration and Check-in


9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kendra Henthorne, FISSEA Co-Chair

Marian Merritt, National Institute of Standards and Technology


9:15am - 10:00am

Opening Keynote: Consumer Fraud

William Brown, Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General


10:00am - 10:30am

Featured Presentation: The Need to Reframe Fraud Victimization

Kathy Stokes, Fraud Prevention Programs, AARP


10:30am - 11:00am

Break: Exhibit Hall Open


11:00am - 11:45am

Panel: Consumer Fraud

Kendra Henthorne, FISSEA Co-Chair (moderator)

Karey Johnson, Social Security Administration

Michael Benardo, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Raymond Campbell, United States Postal Inspection Service


11:45am - 1:00pm

Lunch: Exhibit Hall Open
(Lunch on your own in Reagan Building Food Court or Commerce Cafeteria)


1:00pm - 1:45pm

Featured Presentation: Scam Trends Affecting Communities and Businesses

Rosario Mendez, Federal Trade Commission


1:45pm – 2:30pm

Featured Presentation: Combatting Consumer Fraud Through Awareness

Michael P. Moran, Special Agent, United States Secret Service


2:30pm - 3:15pm

Break - Exhibit Hall Open


3:15pm - 4:30pm

Closing Session

Closing KeynoteHumans Are Not the Weakest Link: Rethinking Cyber Security and Digital Hygiene Education

Dr. Aunshul Rege, Temple University

Closing Remarks from FISSEA Co-Chair

Menachem Goldstein, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation


4:30pm - 5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open


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All visitors without a U.S. Federal Government Employee ID must enter through the 14th Street Main Entrance.

Visitors with a U.S. Federal Government Employee ID may enter through the 14th Street Main Entrance or the entrance at the U.S. Department of Commerce tunnel (accessed from the Ronald Reagan Building Food Court – Concourse Level)


There is no onsite parking at the Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB). The closest parking is at the Ronald Reagan Building across the street.


Federal Triangle (Blue, Sliver, and Orange Lines): 5 minute walk to HCHB

  • Go up two escalators to exit the metro station and reach the street level (Woodrow Wilson Plaza).
  • Stay to the left to exit the Plaza. 
  • Turn left immediately after passing the stairs that lead down to the Concourse/Food Court level. (do not go down the stairs!)
  • Turn right to walk in between the two buildings toward 14th St. 
  • Use the crosswalk on the right to cross 14th St. 
  • Turn right after crossing the street.
  • The entrance will be on your left.

Metro Center (Red Line): 10 minute walk to HCHB

  • Follow signs to exit toward 13th & G St. (You’ll take 1 escalator up if coming from the Red Line and 2 escalators up if coming from the Orange/Blue/Silver Lines).
  • Go up the escalator to exit the metro station and reach the street level (Peets Coffee).
  • Exit to the right to walk past Peets Coffee and toward F St. 
  • Continue 2 blocks to Pennsylvania Ave. 
  • Cross Pennsylvania Ave. and turn right toward 14th St. 
  • Cross 14th St and turn left to walk down 14th St. 
  • The entrance will be on your right.

Security Instructions:

Government Employees

  • Upon Arrival to an HCHB visitor entrance, present your PIV/CAC card to bypass security screening.

All visitors without a US Federal Government Employee ID

  • All visitors must pass through the magnetometer and/or be scanned with handheld screening devices.
  • All visitors must have all briefcases, purses, etc. scanned or searched.
  • All visitors will need to pass a photo identification (ID)* checkpoint.
    • *US Citizens please see information regarding the REAL ID Act of 2005 below. International participants are required to present a passport.  Permanent residents are required to present their Green Card.
  • For Non-US Citizens:  Please have your valid passport for photo identification.  
  • For US Permanent Residents: Please have your green card for photo identification.  
  • For US Citizens: Please have your state-issued driver's license. Regarding Real-ID requirements, all states are in compliance or have an extension through May 2023. 
  • NIST also accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD's Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, and Military Dependents ID.


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Created March 19, 2023, Updated June 23, 2023