IDEMIA has agreed to help NASA verify the identities of its partners. The company will be supplying the space agency with a new Remote Identity Proofing (RIP) solution that allows NASA collaborators to register with the organization on a mobile device.
In practice, the solution is comparable to more public-facing onboarding tools. The RIP will ask NASA contractors to use their smartphone to take a picture of their driver’s license or another ID, and the solution will use face and document recognition to confirm the authenticity of that document and match it to its owner. The solution has liveness detection to make sure that the person depicted on the ID and the person holding it are in fact one and the same.
The difference, of course, is that the federal government faces stricter security expectations than the general public. In that regard, the IDEMIA RIP tool is fully compliant with the NIST’s 800-63A Identity Assurance Level (IAL) 2 requirements, and it can be used to resolve I-9 forms from the US Citizens and Immigration Service.
“IDEMIA is honored to be supporting NASA in supplying advanced verification technology to meet the ever-changing work environment, especially with the substantial increase in flexible and remote work,” said IDEMIA North America Federal & Commercial Sales VP Paul Aronhime.
IDEMIA has previously provided card-based identity and access credentials for the Department of Defense, and its identity technology has also been featured in the TSA PreCheck program, where it has been used to register more than 11 million individuals since 2013. More recently, the company has been focused on mobile driver’s licenses, and it has already delivered mobile ID solutions for Arizona, Delaware, and Oklahoma.
The RIP solution, meanwhile, is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. As a result, NASA partners will be able to use their system regardless of their preferred platform.
September 14, 2021 – by Eric Weiss