Executive Briefing Series: REAL ID

The Real ID program, which has its roots in a law passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, fundamentally seeks to ensure the authenticity of a state-issued identification – typically a driver’s license. Though many years in execution, the program still has a ways to go with fewer than 50% of Americans having a compliant license.

Many states are far behind, in part because issuing a Real ID-compliant license requires the driver to present a raft of paper documents in person to local vehicle registration offices. The pandemic, which has limited public access to state (and federal) offices tossed in a last-minute roadblock.

In this exclusive executive briefing, the following practitioners provide insight into how states and the IT industry are dealing with Real ID:

  • Kyle Cotner, Public Sector Business Development Manager, Kodak Alaris
  • Michael Leahy, Secretary of Information Technology, State of Maryland
  • Ian Grossman, Vice President of Member Services and Public Affairs, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
  • Charles Norman, Registrar of Motor Vehicles, State of Ohio

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