Copper River IT and Jumio Form Strategic Alliance to Deliver AI-Powered Identity Verification to Federal, State and Local Governments

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Jumio’s online identity verification solutions enhance Copper River IT’s services to compliantly vet new users, simplify account onboarding and dramatically reduce online fraud

Jumio, the leading provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, today announced a partnership with Copper River IT,  a leading provider of program-focused advanced network/systems engineering solutions and enterprise support services serving the public and education sectors. Together, they will deliver online identity verification services that help government agencies and the public sector optimize online conversions, deter fraud and meet KYC, AML and data privacy requirements within an intuitive digital banking experience.

Copper River IT is 100% owned by the Native Village of Eyak and is a federally recognized tribal government that promotes self-determination to its tribal members. Copper River is designated as a small disadvantaged business, and a graduate of the SBA 8(a) Program, offering a number of key procurement advantages to federal agencies. Copper River IT has strong relationships with a number of federal agencies including the departments of Transportation, Homeland Security and Defense, but also serves other state, local and education (SLED) organizations including, County of Fairfax (Virginia), City of Alexandria, Old Dominion University, Hughes Aerospace Corporation and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

With this partnership, Copper River IT can add Jumio’s online identity verification and KYX Platform capabilities to enhance the onboarding experience and fraud detection capabilities of public sector organizations. The partnership leverages the companies’ collective strengths and expertise in:

  • Expediting the digital transformation initiatives of SLED and public sector organizations with remote identity verification and biometric-based authentication services
  • Reducing the amount of fraud associated with legacy and data-based approaches to identity verification which are no longer considered best practices
  • Developing digital identity proofing solutions that leverage highly resilient and scalable technologies

“The core mission of any government or public sector organization is to protect public well-being and deliver services to citizens and stakeholders, while carefully stewarding taxpayers’ dollars. This starts with reliably establishing the digital identities of these remote users to ensure that you know, with a high level of assurance, that they are who they claim to be,” said Dean Hickman-Smith, Jumio’s chief revenue officer. “This alliance enables Jumio to help Copper River’s federal and SLED customers identify end users while simultaneously improving onboarding conversion rates, dramatically reducing online fraud and meeting increasingly stringent compliance mandates.”

“We’re helping our enterprise customers embrace digital transformation while deriving maximum value from their current network infrastructure investment,” said Bill Halladay, Copper River IT  president. ”We’re super excited about this partnership with Jumio since it enables us to provide essential identity proofing services that help mitigate fraud, reduce compliance risk and enhance the organization’s security reputation — all within an intuitive user experience.”

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About Jumio

When identity matters, trust Jumio. Jumio’s mission is to make the internet a safer place by protecting the ecosystems of businesses through a unified, end-to-end identity verification and eKYC platform. The Jumio KYX Platform offers a range of identity proofing and AML services to accurately establish, maintain and reassert trust from account opening to ongoing transaction monitoring.

Leveraging advanced technology including AI, biometrics, machine learning, liveness detection and automation, Jumio helps organizations fight fraud and financial crime, onboard good customers faster and meet regulatory compliance including KYC, AML and GDPR. Jumio has verified more than 300 million identities issued by over 200 countries and territories from real-time web and mobile transactions. Jumio’s solutions are used by leading companies in the financial services, sharing economy, digital currency, retail, travel and online gaming sectors. Based in Palo Alto, Jumio operates globally with offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific and has been the recipient of numerous awards for innovation. Jumio is backed by Centana Growth Partners, Great Hill Partners and Millennium Technology Value Partners.

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About Copper River IT

As a Federally Recognized Alaskan Tribal Small Disadvantaged Business, Copper River IT provides dynamic, comprehensive Information Technology products, services and solutions to Federal, state, and local government, as well as commercial enterprise, service provider, health and educational organizations. Copper River’s full scope of IT and network capabilities including hardware/software procurement, network engineering, systems engineering, and enterprise support services that are designed to support the diverse communication needs of their clients.

We believe that delivering exceptional products and services through cost effective platforms gives our clients more time to focus on what matters to them most- driving the innovation and performance they need to reduce cost and maximize their ROI.

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