HID Global Gets Win In Somalia

Austin-based identity products provider HID Global reported a win in an unlikely country today: Somalia. According to HID Global, the Federal Republic of Somalia has launched a new, national ID card and e-passport, both of which are based on HID Global's technology. HID Global said the new cards and passports were developed by integrators Oman's Al Madina Group and Ebtikarat Smart System. HID Global said the new ID cards will be used by law enforcement agencies to verify citizens' identities. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed.