Fast Enterprises Launches 500th Software Deployment with

GLEN BURNIE, Md., July 27 2, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fast Enterprises (FAST), a Colorado-based government technology consulting firm, helped the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) implement mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) in May, giving Marylanders the ability to store digital licenses directly in their phones’ built-in wallets. This peak feat represents the 500e software deployment over its 25-year history.

Each of the 500 FAST deployments, i.e. software releases and version upgrades, was completed on time and within budget. This landmark deployment is also FAST’s first-ever implementation of mDLs, a service for which public demand is growing.

Maryland’s mDL program securely transfers data from the MVA database directly to a customer’s phone. Maryland is the second US state after Arizona to offer mDLs in a phone’s native wallet. Residents with certain mobile devices can access digital versions of their licenses without the need for a third-party service or app download. Currently, residents of Maryland can use their mDLs to pass through security checkpoints at local airports.

“Since 2018, MDOT MVA and FAST have partnered to modernize state operations and improve customer service,” said MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer. “As one of only two states to offer digital driver licenses on Apple iOS, MDOT MVA and FAST will continue to push the boundaries to provide top-notch customer service by bringing exciting new products to Marylanders. ”

mDLs provide convenience and accessibility, increased privacy from not having to share personal information to verify an identity, and real-time notification of status changes or license expiration. Additionally, in a recent letter to the Biden administration, identity experts suggest that widespread use of mDLs could reduce identity theft and fraud.

“We are grateful to our partner agencies who have worked with us to make the last 500 deployments such a success,” said Martin Rankin, Managing Partner of FAST. “We look forward to continuing to work with agencies to provide even more advanced and citizen-friendly services for another 500 deployments.”

Over the past 25 years, FAST has collaborated with:

  • 55 tax and tax agencies worldwide, including 32 state agencies and 12 local governments in the United States
  • 18 DVMs
  • Six unemployment insurance organizations (taxes and benefits)
  • A child support agency, as part of a modernization of national social services in New Zealand

FAST plans to build on Maryland’s success to expand mobile ID and identity verification programs for its other customers nationwide.

About FAST

FAST is a leading government software consulting company with 25 years of experience. Over 85 government agencies around the world use our FastCore platform to manage hundreds of government programs for tax and revenue, driver’s license and compliance, vehicle titling and registration, child support , taxes and unemployment insurance benefits, etc. Our highly flexible, purpose-built solutions help government agencies improve customer services, reduce costs, improve internal efficiencies, and maximize return on investment. For more information, visit FastEnterprises.com. Follow FAST on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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