HID Global announced that the U.S. Permanent Resident, or 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, combines HID’s LaserCard optical security media technology and an embedded RFID tag with other security features.
General Dynamics Information Technology, the prime contractor for the U.S. Green Card program, supplies the cards to USCIS.