Unsurprisingly all the driver’s licenses in the US, which are nominally issued by the states, are actually coordinated through a centralized hub. We know because it broke. I love puzzling out where these hubs are. For example there is another one for medical information, that I gather is here in Boston.
I’d be very interested to know how much these hubs talk to each other. I.e. how much the driver’s license data pool mixes with say the credit rating data pool.
It’s hypothetical, but seems like a safe bet that the breakdown was associated with the new year and probably an big risky upgrade required by the Real ID boondoggle.