IDEMIA moving its North American headquarters to Virginia
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced today that IDEMIA will relocate its North American Identity & Security headquarters from Massachusetts to Reston, Virginia. The move is expected to create more than 90 new jobs.
The augmented identity company, whose biometric technology is used by federal agencies that include the Homeland Security and State departments, is making the move to the D.C. region to be closer to its U.S. government customers. The company provides 80 percent of U.S. driver’s licenses and ID issuance solutions to 37 states across the country. IDEMIA’s existing Virginia operations include offices in Alexandria and Chantilly.
“The Commonwealth has become one of America’s premier corporate hometowns, and we are proud to see IDEMIA join a host of other industry-leading information technology companies that have located their headquarters in Northern Virginia,” comments Governor Northam. “IDEMIA will be able recruit Virginians with the right skills and training, helping both the company and the Commonwealth grow this important sector.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Fairfax County to secure the project for Virginia and will support IDEMIA’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change in order to support employee training activities. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens.
“We are excited to be relocating our headquarters to Reston in Fairfax County,” said Ed Casey, CEO of IDEMIA Identity & Security N.A. “Moving to Northern Virginia will enable both close proximity to our U.S. government customers and the ability to attract world-class talent. The new workspace will feature a technology center to demonstrate our leading digital security and identification technologies.”
“I applaud IDEMIA’s decision to move its North American Identity & Security headquarters to Fairfax County,” added Senator Janet Howell. “Northern Virginia is a top location for technology and security investment. This move will enable IDEMIA to tap into our highly-skilled workforce while creating more job opportunities in our area.”
In late September IDEMIA announced the appointment of Matthew Thompson as Senior Vice President of Civil Identity and a member of the executive committee for its Identity and Security business in North America.