California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has awarded L-1 Identity Solutions a five-year US$62.8 million contract to continue providing secure driver’s license technology. Two two-year extensions are options for the State and if exercised would add an additional US$45.8 million to the contract’s value. The contract includes new workflow processes and technologies to improve the integrity of the issuance process and security of the card.
The company says that California will add new workflow processes and technologies from L-1 to prevent fraud and ensure the highest levels of integrity throughout the issuance process. This includes using customer fingerprint verifications to prevent customer substitution during the application process to ensure that the person who initiated the application is the same individual that completes each step of the process. The State is also integrating operator fingerprint logon and application branding to identify the DMV operator responsible for processing each applicant at the camera station. In addition, state-of-the-art security enhancements will be made to the card to make it as tamper-proof as possible.
“California is the largest driver’s license issuer in the country, producing more than 8 million cards annually, and we applaud its efforts to do everything possible to ensure that its issuance process cannot be compromised by internal or external fraud,” says Robert V LaPenta, chairman, president and CEO of L-1 Identity Solutions.