Michael Farnsworth

Commonwealth Authentication Service (CAS) Project Manager, Commonwealth of Virginia - Department of Motor Vehicles

With nearly 20 years IT experience, Mike Farnsworth has served many roles for the Virginia DMV in the past 13 years, most recently leading the Commonwealth Authentication Service (CAS) e-identity initiative, a multi-agency collaboration providing an enterprise authentication system of NIST LOA 1-3 compliant credentials available to more than 90 executive branch agencies.

Farnsworth began his career in the defense industry and prior to that, served as a program manager for the Mobilization, Education, Training and Security Division for the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, a member of numerous state organizations, maintains numerous IT certifications and is considered a thought leader in the identity management arena.

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