It’s a contract worth between $US6-$10 million. The CAC program, which has more than four million users across the DoD, is the largest and most advanced use of smart cards currently deployed by the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />U.S. government.

The selection follows testing by 3 nationally recognized commercial laboratories, EDS, L3 and Exponent, under the direction of Telos Corporation. Viisage will provide a solution to the DMDC, which is expected to include 1,700 Toppan CP400 printers as the fixed site desktop printers, consumables and services, for the production of secure identification cards throughout the Real-time Automated Personnel Identification System (RAPIDS). This solution employs secure and counterfeit-resistant card printing system, including pigment ink technology, which resists fading of images and barcodes, even under the most severe conditions.