On March 17, the Department of Homeland Security provided information about the accuracy of E-Verify on their blog. According to the independent research firm Westat, who used a sample from a three month period in 2008, E-Verify was accurate 96 percent of the time. DHS also detailed three steps which are being rolled out for E-Verify to improve employer compliance, reduce fraud and increase efficiency: Adding U.S. passports to the list of documents available to provide photo confirmation; working with states to access state driver’s license data; and launching a pilot program to explore the use of biometric or biographic-based verification. Click here for a link to their blog.