Security project could overwhelm state governments

Wednesday, 10 January 2007, 1:04 PM EST

State IT staffs already hit by budget constraints expect to be hit again by another big project this year: fulfilling federal Homeland Security dictated standardization of government-issued ID cards.

Just the ID requirements alone will cost states $11 billion over the next five years to upgrade state-issued drivers licenses to federal standards, according to the National Conference of State Legislators.

At Computerworld.

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