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Pilot Milestones

The NIST-funded Digital Driver's License (DDL) pilot will run for two years. The pilot will be run in two phases, each about one year long:

  • Phase 1 focuses on the enrollment process for a DDL, and establishing the fundamentals for the three main use cases: law enforcement verification, age verification and TSA verification.
  • Phase 2 focuses on extending these use case application and to include online 'attribute sharing' with third party providers, whereby you can provide a trusted website (e.g., an airline or car rental agency) with verified information from your DDL.

The pilots run during these phases will cover organic day-to-day use as well as some staged events.

Below are the main milestones:

Date Description Status
October 2016Pilot awarded, Phase 1 commenced
December 2016All jurisdictions: Joint strategy session
January 2017Maryland & DC: Use case workshops
February 2017Colorado: Use case workshop  
March 2017Idaho: Use case workshop 
March 2017Pilot participant selection  
May 2017Pilot participant finalization  
May 2017Jurisdictional factory acceptance testing ​​
June 2017Regional pilot setup and preparation 
July 2017Colorado phase 1 live pilot 
July 2017Maryland phase 1 live pilot  ​​
July 2017Washington DC phase 1 live pilot
August 2017Post-pilot data collection and initial results 
August 2017AAMVA International Conference Attendance and DDL Pilot Update Demo Sessions 
September 2017Wyoming DDL project kickoff​​​
September 201 7Full pilot analysis, conclusion, lessons learned, best practices  ✔​
December 2017Phase 2 commences