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Illinois seeks input on digital driver’s license system

Deltek Analyst Joanna Salini reports.

The state of Illinois recently released a request for information (RFI) regarding solutions and new technologies for its digital driver’s license system. The state’s current contract with Viisiage Technology, as part of L-1 identity Solutions, is due to expire in June 2013. The state currently uses a social security online verification (SSOLV) tool for all new and unverified renewals, but has been looking for a new solution for the authentication of documents to ensure their legitimacy.
Illinois was one of many states that had trouble meeting the initial REAL ID compliance deadline for federal standards, which was originally set for May 2011. Early last year, legislation was proposed in Illinois to comply with the REAL ID program, but was unanimously rejected for several reasons including the excessive cost of the program and lack of time for implementation. The federal government has since extended that deadline to 2013 to ensure these standards are met.
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