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2013-03-06 16:21:34

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Massachusetts State Senate delivered a letter to Governor Deval Patrick urging Massachusetts's compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. This came after the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL) filed a Public Records Request with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) regarding the state's low level of compliance with the federal regulations. (Logo:...

2013-02-28 08:39:19

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified 19 states as compliant with the REAL ID Act's rules. Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and Vermont are the latest states to join Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming as meeting the Act's requirements. REAL ID compliant Driver's licenses and identification cards are part of a...

2013-01-30 16:20:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 28(th), 2013, the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License and the Heritage Foundation co-hosted a panel, entitled, "REAL ID Realities: Perspectives on the Future of the REAL ID Program." Panelists included Jennifer Cohan, the Director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles, Lori Rectanus, Workforce and Income Security Assistant Director of the Government Accountability Office, and Andrew Meehan, Policy Director of the...

2012-09-24 10:24:42

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 21, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, Driver's License Security - Federal Leadership Needed to Address Remaining Vulnerabilities (the report can be found here, http://gao.gov/products/GAO-12-893). GAO demonstrated that counterfeit documents can still be used to easily obtain valid driver's licenses and state issued identification cards under fictitious identities, and recommended that the...

2012-06-28 10:20:18

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward announced charges against 22 individuals and arrests in six states in a massive scheme to fraudulently obtain driver's licenses for illegal aliens and others unable to lawfully obtain driver's licenses. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/DC36328LOGO) "The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, ICE, FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office...

2012-05-30 06:20:25

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL), a national non-profit crime prevention educational public charity based in Washington, D.C., presented its Identity Protection Award to the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Delaware Governor Jack Markell attended the ceremony yesterday, along with Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt and DMV Director Jennifer Cohan. Governor Markell congratulated the DMV for maintaining...

2012-02-21 05:00:00

Annual Report Finds Major Progress in Securing Driver's License Issuance Against Identity Theft and Fraud WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Immigration Studies has released its second comprehensive assessment of the status of secure driver's license standards. The report fills a void left by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which has been silent on the implementation of state license standards in the REAL ID Act of 2005. The report concludes...

2010-07-20 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL), a Washington D.C.-based non-profit, presented its Homeland Security Award to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) on July 19, 2010. The Department is being recognized for advances in driver's license security and applying new procedures to confirm the identities of applicants that align with the federal regulations implementing Public Law 109-13. (Logo:...

2009-12-18 16:07:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Pennsylvania an extension on implementing the federal REAL ID Act, PennDOT said today. The extension allows Pennsylvania residents to continue using PA driver's licenses and identification cards as ID for official federal purposes, i.e. boarding a commercial aircraft, entering a nuclear power plant or federal facility that requires identification, beyond Dec. 31, 2009. "When we...

2009-03-02 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's refusal to even use the word "terrorism" in remarks prepared for a congressional hearing last week underlines the fact that she has yet to commit to upholding the laws that derive from the 9/11 Commission's recommendations on border security. To highlight the importance of these measures, Janice Kephart has prepared the latest installment in her "Border Basics" educational video series, this one...