L-1 Awarded Seven-Year Contract for New Jersey Driver Licenses

L-1 Identity Solutions, a provider of identity solutions and services, won a seven-year contract by the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to provide a secure driver's license solution. The first year of the contract will include the ramp up and implementation of the new system and the remaining six years will consist of card production and equipment and software maintenance.

New Jersey is changing its pre-existing workflow process for driver's license issuance to incorporate photo-first capabilities as part of the state's effort to curb identity-related fraud. In addition, the state is implementing a secure card production solution as part of its over-the-counter system that will exceed the recommended standards set by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators and the US Department of Homeland Security, making the cards compliant with proposed standards set forth in the REAL ID Act.

"New Jersey is a strategic win for L-1 and an important bellwether to the nation as a state that is not just focused on the identity management concerns of its citizens today, but also on setting new standards that will ensure the most secure credential possible in the future," said Robert LaPenta, Chairman, President and CEO of L-1. "The performance our team has demonstrated to the state in supporting this endeavor, along with the confidence the customer places in our solutions, gives us great pride."

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