Partnership will see wider rollout of identity verification at USPS sites

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Idemia, a specialist in the area of augmented identity systems, reports that its National Security Solutions (Idemia NSS) affiliate has won a strategic award from the United States Postal Service (USPS) and Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) to provide US communities with a portfolio of identity services.

In alignment with USPS’s five-year strategic plan to connect the US public to essential e-government services, the partnership will provide access identity verification services to the public, including biometric capture and in-person proofing capabilities, at Post Office locations. The partnership will broaden access to these services by bringing them to thousands of sites across the USA.

According to Idemia, its capabilities will enable the Postal Service to further leverage its nationwide retail network and information infrastructure to better serve federal agencies and the public, through broader access to biometric capture and in-person proofing services.

“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 Andrew Boyd, CEO, Idemia NSS. “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.”

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