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The NIST-funded Digital Driver's License (DDL) pilot will run for two years. The pilot will be run in two phases, each about one year long:

  • Phase 1 focuses on the enrollment process for a DDL, and establishing the fundamentals for the three main use cases: law enforcement verification, age verification and TSA verification.
  • Phase 2 focuses on extending these use case application and to include online 'attribute sharing' with third party providers, whereby you can provide a trusted website (e.g., an airline or car rental agency) with verified information from your DDL.

The pilots run during these phases will cover organic day-to-day use as well as some staged events.

Below are the main milestones:

Date Description Status
October 2016 Pilot awarded, Phase 1 commenced
December 2016 All jurisdictions: Joint strategy session
January 2017 Maryland & DC: Use case workshops
February 2017 Colorado: Use case workshop   
March 2017 Idaho: Use case workshop  
March 2017 Pilot participant selection   
May 2017 Pilot participant finalization   
May 2017 Jurisdictional factory acceptance testing  ​​
June 2017 Regional pilot setup and preparation  
July 2017 Colorado phase 1 live pilot 
July 2017 Maryland phase 1 live pilot   ​​
July 2017 Washington DC phase 1 live pilot
August 2017 Post-pilot data collection and initial results  
August 2017 AAMVA International Conference Attendance and DDL Pilot Update Demo Sessions 
September 2017 Wyoming DDL project kickoff ​​​
September 201 7 Full pilot analysis, conclusion, lessons learned, best practices   ✔​
December 2017 Phase 2 commences