HID Global selected as prime contractor for US Green Card program

HID Global awarded contract to manage production and delivery of up to two million state-of-the-art secure ID cards


IRVINE, Calif., June 25, 2013 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has selected the company as the prime contractor for the USCIS Permanent Resident Card – commonly known as the “Green Card.” Chosen for its capabilities in delivering end-to-end secure ID solutions, HID Global will be responsible for the secure production, delivery and storage of up to two million Green Cards in 2013. The Green Card incorporates state-of-the-art technology to prevent counterfeiting and obstruct tampering, while facilitating quick and accurate authentication of the card. The Green Card is also the world’s first secure ID credential combining HID Global’s LaserCard® optical security media with RFID tags for accelerated border crossing.
HID Global will continue to manufacture the Green Card in conjunction with its expanded responsibilities as the program’s prime contractor. LaserCard Corporation, which was acquired in 2011 by HID Global, played a strategic role in redesigning the card for maximum security and rapid border crossing in 2010. The Green Card is one of the most secure national ID cards in the world with a digital security that has never been compromised.
“HID Global’s new role as prime contractor for the secure production and delivery of the card is a natural evolution of our relationship with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,” said Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global. “With our dedicated team of security experts managing every key aspect of the program and our continuing role as manufacturer of the Green Card, HID Global will deliver significant added value by reducing overall program risks while achieving greater efficiencies for USCIS.”