USCIS Wins International Innovation Award for Its U.S. Green Card Manufactured By HID Global

Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:54am EDT

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USCIS Wins International Innovation Award for Its U.S. Green Card Manufactured By HID Global

U.S. Green Card with HID’s LaserCard Technology Sets Standard in Identity Management

HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced that the U.S. Permanent Resident (“Green”) Card that is manufactured by HID Global under its LaserCard brand has won the ACT Canada “International Innovation Award” for Identity Management. The U.S. Green Card is issued to all legal foreign residents of the U.S. under the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) border security program. USCIS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

USCIS was honored for the application of secure innovations to the U. S. Green Card’s structure and its data and visual security features. The re-designed Green Card, launched in mid-2010, is the world’s first ID card to combine HID’s LaserCard optical security media (OSM) technology and an embedded RFID tag with other advanced security features. Since the introduction of the first OSM-based Green Card in 1997, the digital security of the card’s OSM technology has never been compromised. A report by market research firm Frost & Sullivan concluded that because of its innovations, “the next generation U.S. Green Card sets a new standard for international government ID programs.”

“ID security and functionality are pressing concerns for governments worldwide and the card industry must continually innovate to help maintain the integrity, longevity and usefulness of major ID programs,” said Cathy Johnston, president of ACT Canada. “The U.S. Green Card is a leading example of an ID card that leverages advanced technology and manufacturing expertise to enable greater security and functionality.”

“The advanced, multiple technology U.S. Green Card breaks new ground in the field of ID cards and make a major contribution to the integrity of the U.S. immigration system,” said Stephen Price-Francis, LaserCard’s vice president of marketing. “We are very pleased that this program has been recognized for its innovation in structure, security and functionality.”

The U.S. Green Card is supplied to USCIS by General Dynamics Information Technology, the prime contractor for the U.S. Green Card program.

About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity™, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

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HID Global
Jeremy Hyatt
Director, Global Public Relations
949-732-2177
jhyatt@hidglobal.com

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