NextgenID launched its Virtual In-person Proofing (VIP) solution, the first remote identity proofing option for secure government-issued IDs. VIP promises to save time and money for federal agencies and contractors issuing PIV, PIV-I and CAC credentials.
NextgenID’s kiosk tool was used by NIST in its rewrite of SP800-63 spec that governs how federal agencies issue credentials
To date, government agencies and contractors issuing secure credentials were required to meet face-to-face with applicants. During these in-person visits, “the individual presents breeder documents and provides required biometrics with assistance of a specially trained proofing agent,” according to the NextgenID announcement. That said, “the requirement for physically present in-person proofing is very costly and creates many scheduling and logistics challenges and unnecessary complications to the credential issuance process.”
But the launch of the NextgenID VIP program changes the identity proofing process. It involves using the NextgenID ID*Capture Kiosk, which the company says, “securely communicates with centralized proofing centers where fully utilized and dedicated staff assist the enrollees from any established enrollment location.” Using VIP, an remote in-person proofing specialist on the east coast can enroll a government employee in Washington, DC and then immediately assist an enrollee in California.
Virtual In-person Proofing from NextgenID redefines fed standard
In fact, NextgenID’s kiosk tool was used by NIST in its rewrite of SP800-63, the spec that governs how federal agencies issue credentials. The NextgenID technology formed the basis for this idea of remote identity proofing via live video feeds from secured kiosks.
The only way to truly meet the new requirements for supervised remote in-person proofing is through the use of a dedicated and purpose-built kiosk
The new SP800-63 specification was approved in June 2017 and adopted by both Federal and Common Policy in August of 2018. “This adoption provides Agencies and Departments that issue identity credentials such as PIV, PIV-I and CAC with an effective tool to both reduce the high cost of credentials and to repurpose existing personnel to meet critical Agency and Department efforts,” the statement continued.
“The only way to truly meet the new requirements for supervised remote in-person proofing is through the use of a dedicated and purpose-built kiosk,” says Judith Spencer, Policy Management Authority Chairperson, CertiPath. “(It) has the potential to result in significant savings for the credentialing community and provides many added benefits in addition to a better user experience.”
Remote identity proofing reduces costs
The new NextgenID identity proofing solution promises to cost less than other processes. “The physically present proofing officials performing enrollments are the most expensive part of the credential process, bar none,” says Dario Berini, COO, NextgenID. “Their cost far outweighs the cost of a smart card, digital certificates, the issuance equipment and all other components combined.”
“The NextgenID Virtual In-person Proofing technology slashes complexity and cost from the high assurance identity credential issuance processes,” says Danny Mills, CEO, NextgenID. “By streamlining proofing, we are providing a means for agencies, contractors, and programs to implement high assurance credentialing much more cost effectively than ever before, while solving many of the logistical and burdensome personnel issues inherent in the current enrollment process.”