Monday, November 19, 2012

The return of EVVE

DHS's brand of offer and compromise throws something old at you calling it a new idea

From Avisians Real ID roundup, honestly titled "All hail the secured drivers license" they endorse two Real ID compliant offerings to States.
"Over-the-counter issuance: This model provides on-site issuance while and individual waits. It enables immediate verification that the information on the license is correct and allows for fast reprints and replacement issuance. It also provides a level of customer service that cannot be replicated by an off-site operation. It can prove challenging for the issuing agency, however, because it requires the deployment of equipment, printers and card stock to every point in the decentralized network of issuance locations. 
Centralized issuance: The centralized, off-site issuance model moves the printing of the ID to a separate location. Finished licenses are later mailed to the local office or directly to the applicant’s address. Real ID compliance is pushing more states toward a centralized issuance model as they strive to increase document security features. Laser engraving, high-end holography and other features can be cost prohibitive in decentralized environments, but the higher priced equipment can be affordable when centralized in single location."
In both models they admit local or individual endorsement runs far away from what Real ID actually means to a license card holder, popular stigma.
"For residents who don’t care about access to federal facilities, Delaware offers a license that isn’t REAL ID compliant, Cohan says. The resident doesn’t have to proffer any of the documents or undergo any of the background checks. They receive a license that has big black type on it stating that it’s not for use as a federal ID. There have been residents who have returned and upgraded their license after the fact, she notes. 
The state was aware of the stigma that REAL ID carries. When it first rolled out the new documents and processes it was not called a real ID compliant document. “We didn’t call it REAL ID because of the negative connotation,” Cohan say
The bad news is that EVVE is still making the rounds:
"Still, the challenge of checking breeder document validity is being solved through a new system created by the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems. The Electronic Verification of Vital Events network permits queries of in-state and out-of-state vital records. {This would be the new/old system they gave exactly the same name?
The DHS rule, Section 37.13(b)(3), specifies that the validity of birth certificates, presented to document the date of birth or to prove U.S. citizenship, should be verified electronically, by accessing the Electronic Verification of Vital Events (EVVE) system maintained by the National Association of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS), rather than directly with the issuers of the birth certificates (such as hospitals). 
Using the Web application a DMV employee enters certain information from a birth certificate. This information is sent to the issuing state and it comes back with a match or no match within seconds. Some 44 states are online with the system and another five are in the process of rolling it out."

SEE ALSO:  Here's a State-based nose count on WHTI compliance compiled by better paid, less lazy analysts for the G3 clique:  "Everything you need to know about Real ID"


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