Media reports indicate that the agency is cutting back on some technology requirements and deadlines.
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is among only a few of his peers to come out in support of the Bush administration's push for strict guidelines for state drivers' licenses, and is facing strong opposition in his plan to implement Real ID in the Empire State.
"There are a lot of issues of how [states] are supposed to do anything. How do you really verify a birth certificate? What does verification mean?" said Lee Tien, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.