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Apr 30, 2019, 16:01 ET Keeping IDentities Safe congratulates Illinois and Montana for federal Department of Homeland Security confirmation they have met REAL ID standards

Keeping IDentities Safe, a Washington D.C. based non-profit, congratulates Illinois and Montana for federal Department of Homeland Security...


Mar 22, 2018, 02:17 ET Massachusetts will now offer REAL ID compliant licenses and IDs, allowing residents to breathe a sigh of relief as the October 2020 deadline approaches

Keeping IDentities Safe congratulates Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) for issuing REAL ID-compliant...


Mar 01, 2018, 04:56 ET Keeping IDentities Safe Applauds the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) for Pursuing Full REAL ID Compliance and Employing High Security Central Issuance

Keeping IDentities Safe, a Washington D.C. based non-profit, applauds the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) for its pursuing full REAL ID...


Jan 31, 2018, 04:00 ET Keeping IDentities Safe commends the Governors of Louisiana and Michigan for becoming recognized as fully REAL ID compliant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Keeping IDentities Safe, a Washington D.C. based non-profit, is pleased to recognize that the State of Louisiana and the State of Michigan each...


Mar 08, 2016, 04:32 ET Governor Martinez Signs REAL ID Legislation

Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation that will allow New Mexico to comply with the REAL ID Act. New Mexico plans to issue compliant licenses...


Oct 21, 2015, 08:00 ET REAL ID Fate in Limbo for 18 States, Keeping IDentities Safe Comments

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) informed 18 states that their extension to comply with the federal REAL ID Act, a 2005...


Oct 13, 2015, 08:30 ET DHS Updates on REAL ID Enforcement, Keeping IDentities Safe Comments

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a release late last Friday afternoon providing an update of enforcement of the federal REAL ID Act. DHS...


Oct 05, 2015, 09:00 ET Minnesota Leads in Terrorist Recruits, Lags in Driver's License Security

Minnesota leads the states in the number of foreign fighters recruited to Iraq and Syria, according to a bipartisan Congressional report released...


Aug 20, 2015, 04:02 ET REAL ID Enforcement Could Affect 200,000 Federal Buildings

Beginning October 10, security screeners in roughly 200,000 federal buildings may deny access to visitors who present a driver's license or...


Jun 15, 2015, 02:05 ET Keeping IDentities Safe: TSA Agents Woeful against Chinese ID Counterfeiters

Chinese counterfeiters are undermining a crucial layer in our national security by flooding our borders with fake driver's licenses that can pass...


May 05, 2015, 11:21 ET REAL ID has Made America Safer

The following is by Brian Zimmer, President, Coalition for a Secure Driver's License: Monday, May 11 marks the 10 year anniversary of the passing of...


Apr 08, 2015, 08:30 ET Arizona and Idaho Join REAL ID Driver's License Security Trend

Arizona and Idaho recently joined a large majority of the states moving forward with REAL ID compliance, and the goal of secure driver's licenses....


Jan 28, 2015, 03:25 ET KIDS: New York and Seven Other States Affected by REAL ID Enforcement

Phase Three of REAL ID Act enforcement by the federal government began January 19, 2015, directing federal buildings with Security Levels 1 and 2...


Oct 08, 2014, 06:14 ET Identity Security Group Says: "Finally, A National Standard for Security Documents to Combat Fake IDs"

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a national standard, "Minimum Security Requirements for Security Documents" under the...


Sep 25, 2014, 03:13 ET KIDS: Still Checking Fake IDs with a Black light

This week's testimony by the Government Accountability Office made it clear little or no progress has been made by TSA to prevent counterfeit...


Sep 10, 2014, 01:06 ET KIDS: Driver's License Vulnerability Remains as Islamic State Channels al-Qaeda's Playbook

On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 catastrophe, the nation's driver's license processes are still not secure. The 9/11 Commissioners noted that,...


Jul 30, 2014, 11:27 ET Got a Fake ID, Get Obamacare

Undercover testing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) enrollment by an independent government agency exposed serious...


Jul 22, 2014, 04:32 ET Keeping IDentities Safe comments on 9/11 Report Anniversary

Today the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and former members of the National...


Jul 15, 2014, 04:16 ET Residents of 11 States to Face Second Phase of REAL ID Enforcement

Residents of 11 states will no longer be able to use their own state driver's licenses or ID cards as proof of identity to enter certain federal...


Jun 12, 2014, 10:41 ET "Another Report Details the Potential for Passport Fraud, Keeping IDentities Safe President Comments…Again"

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report entitled, "Pervasive Passport Fraud Not Identified, but Cases of Potentially...