DHS: All U.S. States Are Real ID CompliantBy Renee Boucher Ferguson | Posted 2008-04-04 Print
The Department of Homeland Security "granted" 2009 compliance extensions to all states, but the fate of Real ID still hangs in the balance.
The March 31 deadline for states to apply for an extension to the federal Real ID mandate—one that critics say amounts to the creation of a national ID card—has come and gone.
Now every state in the nation is in compliance with the mandate, whether they intended to be or not.
After a skirmish with the state of Maine in the late hours of the looming deadline—Maine, along with a handful of other states, declined to comply with the act, much less ask for an extension—the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced April 2 that all jurisdictions in the United States had complied with and met the initial RFID (radio-frequency identification) requirements.
Read the full article at eWEEK.
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