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Collaboration Between AAMVA and NLETS for Driver's License Exchange (CANDLE)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $499,240)

The CANDLE Project will deploy an international capability for driver and motor vehicle record exchanges based upon XML standards greatly improving the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement driver related inquiries and improves officer safety. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) has developed uniform driver transactions for an exchange between AAMVA Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) agencies in each of the states. NLETS, in cooperation with AAMVA and supported by Advanced Technology Systems, proposes to develop and deploy standards and solutions to exchange standardized driver and motor vehicle records over the NLETS network.


Date Created: September 29, 2003