LaserCard Congratulates USCIS on Winning “Most Effective Border Security Program” 2010 Homeland Security Award
Government Security News Honors USCIS for New U.S. Green Card’s Contribution to Homeland Security
Mountain View, Calif., December 6, 2010–LaserCard Corporation (NASDAQ:LCRD; http://www.lasercard.com), offered its congratulations to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Chief of the Integrated Document Production Division, on winning the “Most Effective Border Security Program” category of the Government Security News 2010 Homeland Security Awards.
USCIS has been honored for their leadership in improving Homeland Security by introducing numerous secure innovations in the recently launched next generation U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) program, including the card’s structure, data and visual security features and advanced, upgraded card personalization process.
A July 2010 report by market research firm Frost & Sullivan report describes the newly redesigned 2010 U.S. Green Cards as ‘among the most physically secure and counterfeit-resistant machine-readable identification cards ever issued’. The new card builds on the success of the original optical security media based Green Card, introduced in 1997, and leverages USCIS’ expertise as the world leader in designing and personalizing secure ID programs based on optical security media technology. The new card also features an ICAO-compliant design and an embedded RFID tag, which provides compatibility with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), thus facilitating land border crossing. Frost & Sullivan concluded that because of these innovations, ‘the next generation U.S. Green Card sets a new standard for international government ID programs.’
“We are pleased that USCIS has been recognized for its leadership in the innovative application of advanced security methods and technology,” said Robert DeVincenzi, president and CEO of LaserCard. “The next generation Green Card breaks new ground in the field of ID cards, significantly raising the bar for counterfeiters and forgers while resolving the apparent conflict between diligent inspection and facilitation of border crossing.”
The U.S. Green Card is manufactured by LaserCard, a leading provider of secure ID solutions, and supplied to USCIS by General Dynamics Information Technology, LaserCard’s prime contractor.
About LaserCard Corporation
LaserCard Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of secure ID solutions to governments and commercial clients worldwide. It develops, manufactures, and integrates LaserCard® optical security media cards, multi-technology cards, encoders, peripherals, smart and specialty cards, biometrics, and modular software. The Company’s cards and systems are used in various applications, including citizen identification, border security, government service delivery and facility access.
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