SOURCE: LexisNexis


September 17, 2014 14:07 ET

LexisNexis Announces Website to Focus on 'Why Identity Matters' to Government Agencies

With Billions of Identities at Risk, the Company Shifts the Discussion to Protecting Citizen Identities and Preventing Identity Problems Versus Reacting to Identity Challenges

WASHINGTON, DC and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced the launch of, a thought leadership platform created to educate government agencies and officials about solutions to solve the identity challenges they face across their programs and services.

"Today, government agencies and programs dedicate their resources to chasing fraudsters, but fail to address the identity problem up front with identity-based technology the way other industries have, such as the financial services sector," said Frank W. Abagnale, a respected authority on identity theft, forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. "By failing to implement this readily available technology in agencies and programs, government has essentially left the front door -- and back door -- wide open for identity fraudsters. helps to educate government officials to see the fraud for what it is: a continually evolving, but more importantly -- preventable crime, through technology, tools and best practices."

The site also features expert commentary from LexisNexis and identity experts, including Mr. Abagnale. In addition, visitors will find success stories from their government counterparts, information and analysis into key identity-based challenges (i.e., fraud in government programs, uncovering old debt and law enforcement identity verification) and resources, such as the IdentityGov blog and white papers.

"Identity resolution is the key to preventing fraud, improving program integrity, protecting communities and maximizing government revenue," said Haywood Talcove, chief executive officer, Government, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. " highlights the problems facing government programs today and redefines the solution: it's about preventing the fraud with identity-based technology, not chasing the fraudsters." 

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