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October 18, 2007

House Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Secure ID Technology

The Government Management, Organization, and Procurement Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled "Pick a Card, Any Card: Secure ID Technology" on Thursday, October 18 at 2 pm, in room 2247 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The hearing will focus on how to make a tamper-proof ID, including technology options such as chips, security printing and other commercially available technologies. Relative levels of security that different technologies provide, as well as the costs and scalability associated with each will be reviewed. Programs discussed will include e-passports, HSPD-12, REAL ID and others.

Panel I:
* Kathy Kraninger - director, Screening Coordination Office, DHS
* Michael Everitt - director, Forensic Document Laboratory, ICE
* Benjamin Brink - assistant public printer for security and intelligent documents, GPO
* Bonnie Rutledge - director, Vermont DMV
* General Services Administration witness may be added.

Panel II:
* Neville Pattinson - Gemalto Inc., representing Secure ID Coalition
* Reed Stager - Digimarc Corp., representing Document Security Alliance
* Kathy Alsbrooks - Lasercard Corp.

Posted by VisaLawyer at October 18, 2007 06:32 AM

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