“…IDEMIA explained that it will help the USPS and the USPIS in its five-year strategic plan to connect Americans with essential government e-services.”
IDEMIA’s National Security Solutions arm (IDEMIA NSS) is going to play an important role in the United States Postal Service’s digitization efforts in the coming year. The company has been awarded a five-year contract to provide identity verification services for the USPS and the Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).
Specific details about the planned collaboration are not yet available. But in a statement announcing the contract, IDEMIA explained that it will help the USPS and the USPIS in its five-year strategic plan to connect Americans with essential government e-services. IDEMIA’s role will be to “provide access identity verification services to the public, including biometric capture and in-person proofing capabilities, at Post Office locations.”
These efforts will extend to thousands of sites across the country, IDEMIA explained.
“This announcement signals USPS’s commitment to enabling its people, presence and prestige to better meet the needs of the American public in an increasingly digital world,” said IDEMIA NSS CEO Andrew Boyd. “We are delighted to partner with USPS to help bring their vision forward, and to leverage USPS’s broad infrastructure to offer the American people greater access to identity verification and assurance solutions.”
The news follows other IDEMIA announcements from last month in the areas of biometric payment cards and biometric border control, further signalling the breadth of the company’s global business activities.
January 12, 2020 – by Alex Perala