A Building Block Approach for Secure IDs
This paper is intended as a reference for government officials considering technologies available for issuing secure IDs. There are three major components of this decision, Card body or card substrate material, Print or personalization technologies and Laminate or topcoat material. All three elements must be compatible
Convergence of Government Programs With Other Card Sectors
Many technologies are converging in the use and application of identification cards as a result of unprecedented growth in the demand for optimum national security throughout the globe.
Designing an ID Document for Enhanced Security
This paper is intended as a reference for government officials considering how best to issue secure IDs. Because there are trade-offs with each model and different requirements for each issuing agency, there is no “best” method.
Durability of Smart Cards for Government eID
To be successful, a Government eID smart card program faces many trade-offs. The right combination of components for the complete use chain must be carefully selected and qualified to help ensure that the card will meet the extended life requirements of Government eID cards and does not have to be reissued before its expected life time.
Election Day Registration - How electronic processing overcomes traditional obstacles
Many state and provincial government election officials like the concept of election day registration (EDR) — and the pursuant idea of increasing voter participation. Recent advances in electronic voter processing, however, have some election officials conducting pilots or seriously contemplating them.
High Security Identification Documents
In this article, a new framework is delivered for considering and evaluating key trade-offs in selecting and designing a secure identification program. This framework articulates a step-by-step process for determining the right mix of Quality, Security, Durability and Cost (QSDC) to manage that risk.
How to Personalize a Passport: A Comparison of Available Digital Print Personalization Technologies for Passports
Over the last 10 years digital print personalization and the incorporation of biometric-carrying chips have revolutionized the way passports are manufactured, personalized, issued and used. The ceaseless activities of counterfeiters and criminals, and the spectacular growth in passenger numbers, are the twin drivers for change. Governments are faced with many factors to consider when choosing passport personalization technologies including quality, security, durability, throughput, cost and legacy systems, as well as the appropriate level of automation and centralization.
ID Credential Issuance: Central vs. Over-the-Counter Issuance
With growing concern over the security and effectiveness of every ID System, organizations today are increasingly requiring a broad review of business issues as a critical step in preparing for new and more secure ID issuance. This paper is intended as a reference for government officials considering how best to issue secure IDs.
ISO/IEC Working Groups Are a Key Driver for ID Security
In the ID card and government ID sector, the major benefits of standardization are to ensure interoperability and commonality between technologies, data elements and interpretation, as well as to make machine-readable documents easier to read and be recognized. This paper is intended to provide an overview of SC17 and its nine individual sub-working groups or committees and how they work together globally and nationally to bring a high level of value to the ID industry.
The Productive Precinct: Improving Efficiency With Electronic Poll Books
Across the country, election administrators are improving poll site efficiency by replacing traditional paper poll books with electronic poll books (EPBs). EPBs address many of the issues inherent in the production, delivery and usage of paper poll books. They enable faster check-in, eliminate printing costs and improve post-election data management, among other benefits.