Digimarc to improve Nevada driver's license security

Digimarc Corp. will enhance the security of driver's licenses issued in Nevada under a new contract valued at $29.2 million over seven years.

Under the contract, Digimarc of Beaverton, Ore., will help the state migrate from an approach where driver's licenses are issued in individual Motor Vehicle Department branches to one where they are processed at a central facility.

In addition, the company will provide a biometric identification system that uses facial-recognition technology to block applicants from attempting to obtain multiple driver's licenses using different identities. It also will provide digital watermarks to thwart counterfeiting and fraud.

The biometric approach is expected to significantly enhance the security of the process in keeping with the mandates of the Real ID Act of 2005.

Digimarc specializes in secure identity and media management. It has additional offices in Burlington, Mass., Fort Wayne, Ind., and Washington.

About the Author

William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • VIDEO: Explore the 2019 M&A Trends

    Editor Nick Wakeman interviews Kevin DeSanto of the investment bank KippsDeSanto about the highlights of their annual M&A survey and trends driving acquisitions in the federal space. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.