L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. was awarded a five-year $62.8 million contract by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to continue providing secure driver’s license solutions. Two two-year extensions are options for the state and if exercised would add an additional $45.8 million to the contract’s value.
The contract includes new workflow processes and technologies to improve the integrity of the issuance process and security of the card. The award was made to the Secure Credentialing Division of L-1 following a competitive bid evaluation.
California will add new workflow processes and technologies from L-1 to prevent fraud and ensure the integrity throughout the issuance process. This includes using customer fingerprint verifications to prevent customer substitution during the application process to ensure that the person who initiated the application is the same individual that completes each step of the process.
The state is also integrating operator fingerprint logon and application branding to identify the DMV operator responsible for processing each applicant at the camera station. In addition, security enhancements will be made to the card to make it as tamper-proof as possible.