Datamonitor - Gemplus and NEC win e-Passport bid - News
So Datamonitor - Gemplus and NEC win e-Passport bid - News reveals some interesting emerging identity systems activities in nation-states. The U.S. Government has been working this angle for quite some time, and most recently at the RSA conference this winter.
I can only hope that this activity continues. There is a lot at stake for many, not the least of which are the citizens of many contries contemplating the authentication and authorization problems mixed into this quagmire of Identity.