Passed in 2005, the Real ID Act launched a nationwide effort to improve the integrity and security of state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards, with an eye to fighting terrorism and reducing fraud. But the program has stalled out.
Now the new DHS secretary wants to scrap the current Real ID program and start anew. Why? We get details from Jill Aitoro, senior reporter at Government Executive magazine and Nextgov.com.