Alabama eID Program Pilot

Thanks to a cooperative agreement in 2015 with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), IDEMIA has built a pilot to demonstrate how a trusted eID can significantly reduce instances of state tax refund theft and identity fraud.

These grant dollars from NIST are under a program that supports the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, or NSTIC. NSTIC is a White House strategy published to help lead improvements in online identity safety. Grant awards have been provided to help test the online market with examples of the NSTIC principles in action. This Alabama eID solution we’re discussing was built to adhere to these principles as a demonstration of the strategy.

As word spread among other Department of Revenues, Alabama signed on in 2016 with their own pilot to join in the efforts to partner with IDEMIA using those same NSTIC principles to demonstrate the use case with their state taxpayers, as well.


IDEMIA is a trusted government contractor that has been providing identity solutions and services to federal and state agencies for over five decades. In fact, IDEMIA has been a trusted driver’s license solutions partner for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) for approximately ten years.

Well-known for innovative technology advances in motor vehicle agency technology and card design, IDEMIA also manages the enrollment services for TSA Pre✓® and the U.S. Federal passport program.

Additionally, IDEMIA holds leadership positions in identity-focused organizations including the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) where the principles of NSTIC have been used to develop an Identity Ecosystem Framework and Registry. IDEMIA is among the first to join the IDESG Registry and is proud to help drive the adoption of NSTIC.