Alabama uses facial recognition to stop tax fraud

“We’re just at the tip of the iceberg,” said Mark DiFraia, vice president of IDEMIA’s Digital Identity. “We see eID playing a big role in electronic government and digital transformation at the state level across the nation.”  Alabama is the first state in the country to offer this technology, DiFraia said. 

Doug Jones' budget vote gets mixed reactions among Democrats

After his first major vote in the Senate, Jones has been criticized for his decision to side with House Republicans on a budget deal that included funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but did not include funding for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), a key issue for Democrats. Jones was one of five Democrat senators to vote in favor of the budget put forth by Republicans before the three-day shutdown last month.