Thursday, June 2, 2011

Interested in discussing the National Real ID Program?

Although Real ID, Inc. has nothing to do with the National Real ID Act, we've created a forum for public discussion:

Have an opinion?


  1. On March 4, 2011, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano extended by 20 months (to January 15, 2013) the May 10, 2011 deadline for states to be in full compliance with the Real ID.

    Under the REAL ID state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards have to meet federal standards or they will not be accepted for federal purposes--boarding commercial aircraft, gain access to federal facilities or enter nuclear power plants.

  2. NCSL/NGA/AAMVA Cost Estimate
    A study conducted by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the National Governors Association (NGA), and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) determined the act could cost states more than $11 billion over five years.

  3. •Five states and several members of Congress have rejected the scheme, which creates a massive national ID system without adequate security or privacy safeguards, which makes it more difficult and costly for people to get licenses, and which makes it easier for identity thieves to access the personal data of 245 million license and cardholders nationwide.