Wyoming joins Gemalto’s digital driver’s license pilot
Austin, TX, September 27, 2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces Wyoming's recent decision to join four other jurisdictions in a pilot for digital driver's licenses (DDLs).
In 2016, Gemalto received a government grant to support the development of a smartphone-based credential in Colorado, Idaho, Maryland and Washington D.C. This partnership includes a two year grant from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which spearheads the country's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, an effort dedicated to securing and protecting privacy in the digital world.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) requested to join the mobile driver's license pilot with an intent to focus their Phase One efforts mainly on enrollment and law enforcement verification. As the state shares a border with two other pilot participants, Colorado and Idaho, Wyoming's involvement also furthers the use case of cross-border verification for out-of-state credentials using the trusted technology made possible by a digital format.
"Gemalto's expertise, as demonstrated by the early pilot results, encouraged us to add a digital companion to our physical card. The digital driver license's security features, advanced in-field verification, enhanced privacy, and remote update capabilities will allow us to bring improved service to Wyoming residents."
Debbie Trojovsky, Program Manager, Driver Services, Wyoming Department of Transportation
"With Wyoming's participation, we are able to further broaden the pilot scope and continue to refine the solution to meet the unique needs presented by different jurisdictions. The results of this collaborative initiative will put Wyoming at the forefront of digital identity and provide the foundation for future implementation strategies across the nation and the world."
Steve Purdy, vice president of State Government Programs, Gemalto