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TSA to test passenger fast lane

Up to 10,000 volunteers will be scanned for biometric characteristics in a pilot test of a program to find more detailed ways to screen travelers. Transportation Security Administration officials said today that they want to test a program designed to bolster security and increase efficiency in screening travelers at airports nationwide. Rear Adm. David Stone, acting administrator of TSA, announced that the agency is seeking proposals from companies for a registered traveler pilot test that will begin at a few airports in late June. The contract will be awarded in early June. The pilot will test biometric technology such as iris scanners and possibly fingerprint readers to see whether they enhance security and efficiency. TSA officials are looking for biometric systems that are ready to use, accurate, cost effective and capable of confirming the identities of large populations quickly. The pilot program is expected to use 5,000 to 10,000 volunteer travelers. Full Story

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