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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security, has selected the US identity product company HID Global as the prime contractor for the USCIS Permanent Resident Card – commonly known as the “Green Card.”
HID will be responsible for production, delivery and storage of up to two million Green Cards in 2013. The Green Card has features to prevent counterfeiting and obstruct tampering, while aiding authentication of the card. The Green Card is also the world’s first secure ID credential combining HID Global’s LaserCard optical security media with RFID tags for accelerated border crossing.
HID says that it will continue to manufacture the Green Card with its responsibilities as the programme’s prime contractor. LaserCard Corporation, acquired in 2011 by HID Global, played a part in redesigning the card for security and border crossings in 2010. The firm adds that the Green Card has a digital security that has never been compromised.
Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global, said: “HID Global’s new role as prime contractor for the secure production and delivery of the card is a natural evolution of our relationship with the US Department of Homeland Security. With our dedicated team of security experts managing every key aspect of the programme and our continuing role as manufacturer of the Green Card, HID Global will deliver significant added value by reducing overall programme risks while achieving greater efficiencies for USCIS.”
The company has delivered more than 150 million eIDs in 50 countries for projects that include national ID, ePassport, foreign resident ID, worker ID, driver’s license, and vehicle registration programs worldwide. Visit http://www.hidglobal.com/main/citizen-id/.