The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has selected HID Global as the prime contractor for the USCIS Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).
HID Global will be responsible for the secure production, delivery and storage of up to two million Green Cards in 2013.
Technologies used in the Green Card prevent counterfeiting and obstruct tampering, while facilitating quick and accurate authentication of the card.
HID says 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.
LaserCard Corporation, which was acquired in 2011 by HID Global, played a strategic role in redesigning the card for maximum security and rapid border crossing in 2010.
“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 U.S. Department of Homeland Security,” said Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global.
“With our dedicated team of security experts managing every key aspect of the program and our continuing role as manufacturer of the Green Card, HID Global will deliver significant added value by reducing overall program risks while achieving greater efficiencies for USCIS,” Hebert added.
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