DHS Awards $181K for Flexible Decentralized Digital Credentials

From DHS:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $181,392 to SICPA Product Security, LLC based in Springfield, VA to develop a solution for credential issuers to manage and verify digital credentials that are the secure digital equivalent to secure physical credentials without reengineering their current processes and systems.

DHS operational components — such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — issue, validate and verify eligibility requirements; licenses and certifications for travel, citizenship, and immigration status; employment eligibility; and supply chain security. SICPA’s Phase 1 award project “Decentralized Digital Identity for Online and Offline Verification” will build a flexible, credential-based identity solution that includes the enrollment, creation, issuance and management of secure digital credentials through interoperable, open standards, which will seamlessly coexist with current processes and systems while enabling offline credentials validation.

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