News : Newsletters : Alliance Member Bulletin : September 2019

Executive Director Message

Leading the Mobile Driver’s License Initiative

As a frequent traveler and businessman, I need to carry identification on me at all times. Whether I am checking in at the airport to go to my next conference or meeting, renting a car, checking into a hotel, or even getting through security at my destination, I reach into my wallet and pull out the one physical identification card that is universally accepted as proof of my identity – my state-issued driver’s license.  Ironically. the last time I had to show my driver’s license for something actually related to driving other than a rental car was when I had to stand in line at the state motor vehicle agency to get my license renewed.

I carry more than a dozen cards in my wallet that I show people to obtain other services, like my gym membership, my shopping club, my airline club, and my health insurance card.  Those cards give me access to those specific services, but they don’t carry the same trusted proof of who I am as my driver’s license does.

In recent years, mobile wallets began to allow for the storage and presentment of many of these cards on a mobile phone, except for a driver’s license – but that’s about to change. Mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) are coming, and the Secure Technology Alliance and the U.S. Payments Forum are helping to make this happen sooner.

The Secure Technology Alliance recently announced a new Identity Council-led project to rally together mobile identity experts and industry leaders supplying secure, standards-based driver’s license technology to state motor vehicles agencies. The project is designed to educate potential relying parties of the uses and benefits of mobile driver’s licenses. The Alliance is partnering with key stakeholders who are going to usher in the further expansion of mDLs by examining the ISO standards under development and working with key organizations like AAMVA, who represents the digital identity needs for all state motor vehicles agencies.

The goal of our mobile driver’s license initiative is to identify the requirements of retailers, financial institutions, aviation security agencies, government organizations, healthcare providers and others for using mDLs to prove identities for a wide variety of uses. Along with proving identity, mDLs will be able to deliver relevant attributes such as age, photo image, home address, and certain permits or privileges that have been granted to the individual presenting the mDL. All of these uses can be delivered with enhanced security and convenience via a mobile device and can give consumers control to present only the limited personal information needed for that particular use of their mobile identity. For instance, if you have to show you are above the legal age to purchase alcohol, you do not have to share your home address, height and weight with the retailer.

We believe the mobile driver’s license will be a transformative technology shift in digital identification, much as NFC and mobile wallets have transformed digital payments. Hopefully it will result in me not having to carry any plastic cards on my business trips. To learn more about this exciting new Identity Council initiative, visit the Mobile Driver’s License Initiative web site for more details and for information on how to join in this effort.

Council Highlights

  • Council projects. A summary of all active Council projects is posted on the Secure Technology Alliance members-only site
  • The Access Control Council is working on a new white paper on temporary identity credentials for Federal agencies
  • The Identity Council is developing a mobile driver’s license (mDL) overview white paper and continuing work to discuss the draft ISO 18013-5 specification and document mDL uses in different industry sectors
  • The Payments Council held a well-attended webinar on Biometric Payment Cards. Speakers included:  Oliver Manahan (Infineon Technologies); Jose Correa (NXP Semiconductors); Tom Rapkoch (Visa); Gerry Glindro (IDEMIA); Randy Vanderhoof (Secure Technology Alliance)  The webinar recording is available on the Alliance web site.  The Council currently has three active white paper projects: dynamic security code cards; wearables; and electric vehicle charging open payments framework
  • The Transportation Council is developing a vision document on payments integration for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) initiatives

If you would like to participate in a Secure Technology Alliance Council, please contact Devon Rohrer, [email protected].  The full list of active Council projects is available on the Alliance members-only site.

Forum Educational Webinar: Contactless POS Experience Best Practices

The U.S. Payments Forum is hosting a webinar, Contactless POS Experience Best Practices, on Tuesday, October 8, at 1pm ET/10am PT.

Registration is available at:

Consumers have more opportunities to tap to make a payment: recent initiatives from Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo are putting contactless cards in the hands of consumers and 78 of the top 100 merchants are currently accepting contactless payments. With these major contactless rollouts, tapping to pay is becoming the norm for the everyday U.S. consumer.

For contactless to really take off, consumers need to learn where, when and how to tap. And while many merchants have enabled contactless capabilities, they may be considering what else they need to equip their sales staff to help their customers use their contactless cards and devices.  The Forum webinar will provide attendees with the best practices for the consumer experience at the contactless POS.

The webinar will discuss best practices for:

  • Consumer communications at the POS
  • Consumer transaction prompting and flow
  • Cashier training

Speakers include:  Berke Baydu, Mastercard; TJ Considine, Visa, and Randy Vanderhoof, U.S. Payments Forum.

Registration Open for 2020 Payments Summit

Take a minute to mark your calendar for the 2020 Payments Summit! Plan to join us Feb. 24-27, 2020, at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake City, UT. The summit will again be held jointly with U.S. Payments Forum Member Meeting, so count on plenty of sessions and networking to go along with a terrific U.S. Payments Forum agenda. The end of February is also when skiing conditions in the surrounding Wasatch Mountains are at their prime; enjoy outdoor activities beforehand. We look forward to seeing you; the summit is one of the only events that provides practical, actionable business and technical information that can be used to develop strategies and plans for implementing trending or new payments technologies.

New Forum Resources

The U.S. Payments Forum publishes industry resources that will be of interest to Alliance members.

The Forum published its Summer 2019 Market Snapshot to summarize the state of EMV chip adoption in the U.S. and highlight key payments industry trends.

The Forum Mobile and Contactless Payments Working Committee published its EMV Payment Tokenization Primer and Lessons Learned white paper.  The white paper discusses the current state of EMV payment tokenization, providing the reader with an understanding of payment tokenization, the payment scenarios in which tokenization can be used, and the services that are commonly used in payment tokenization.

The Forum Testing and Certification Working Committee published a new resource, EMV Level 3 Contactless Certification Recommended Solutions to Reduce Deployment Time.  The Working Committee identified possible testing and certification challenges to implementation and deployment of Level 3 certified contactless implementations for merchants.  The white paper describes these challenges and opportunities to address them, and proposes possible solutions.

The Forum ATM Working Committee published an update to the white paper, Guidelines for Contactless ATM Transactions white paper, to add the EMVCo Contactless Symbol and make other minor updates.

The full list of active U.S. Payments Forum projects is available on the Alliance members-only site.

New Certification Program: TSCIP

Beginning next month in October, the Secure Technology Alliance will offer a new certification for individuals who need access to secure areas of maritime facilities, vessels or PACS (physical access control systems) using the TSA-mandated identity credential known as TWIC® (Transportation Worker Identification Credential).

The Transportation Security Certified Identification Professional (TSCIP) program is a security training  course that leads to a certification recognizing professionals who have knowledge and experience in advanced TWIC card implementation for access security. 

This certification is geared specifically to professionals in the following areas:

  • The Transportation Security Administration TWIC Program Office
  • The U.S. Coast Guard
  • Maritime Facilities Management
  • Maritime Security Facility Officers / Port Police
  • Maritime Facilities PACS Integrators / Vendors

The certification program is a joint effort between the Alliance and ID Technology Partners, a consulting and technical services organization with renowned TWIC technology experience; it’s another step further in the Alliance’s commitment to training, education and industry knowledge involving the use of strongly authenticated, government-issued identity credentials. Learn more.

Congratulations New Certificants


  • Chris Chapman, Johnson Controls*
  • Sean Eaton, Johnson Controls*
  • Jennifer Hicks, Johnson Controls*
  • Richard Hizon, Johnson Controls*
  • Erik Larsen, Johnson Controls*
  • Stafford Mahfouz, Johnson Controls*
  • Jeffrey Ryder, Johnson Controls* 


  • Aric Ament, BRCI
  • Dorian Budkowski, Integrated Security Technologies
  • Arne Doimer, Siemens
  • Christian Grohmann, Force Security Solutions
  • Paul Haake, Stanley Security
  • Brett Howard, Integrated Security Solutions
  • John Miranda, USAEO
  • Ryan Nance, Kenton Brothers
  • Scott Napier, Wycliffe Enterprises
  • Christopher Neal, Integrated Security Solutions
  • Duane Poliey, RedTop Group
  • Jason Ramnarine, SMARTnet
  • Tim Scache, FEMA
  • Chris Skinner, Kenton Brothers 

CSEIP Recertified

  • Colin Doniger, Department of Homeland Security/Office of the Chief Security Officer
  • Donald Hamilton, Department of Homeland Security
  • Douglas Kim, Business Integra
  • Osenaga Osagie, Chenega Management
  • Jeff Ryder, Johnson Controls
  • Chad Stadig, Siemens

Denotes corporate exam. Contact Randy Vanderhoof for more information or to schedule a group training.

Upcoming Training and Exam Dates

Unless noted otherwise, CSCIP and CSEIP trainings will be held at The Training Center at Identification Technology Partners, Inc., 12 S Summit Ave #110, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

CSCIP/G Training and Exam

  • 30-31, 2019 (note change in date) 

CSCIP Training and Exam

  • 7-9, 2019 

CSEIP Training and Exam

  • 24-26, 2019
  • 22-24, 2019
  • 19-21, 2019 

CSEIP Recertification Exam

Recertification extends the value of the CSEIP certification by demonstrating that the CSEIP certificant is current with new requirements and refreshes knowledge of the original information. This live, online, instructor-led review course is four hours, from 11 a.m. ET – 3 p.m. ET. The hour-long exam follows, from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Upcoming recertification dates:

  • Sept. 20, 2019
  • Oct. 18, 2019
  • Nov. 15, 2019
  • Dec. 13, 2019

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