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TSA Announces Two More Airports Now In Access Control Pilot Program

Rear Adm. David Stone, USN (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced that two additional airports have been selected to participate in TSA’s Access Control Pilot Program in addition to the eight airports selected in April. The pilot program will test Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, anti-piggybacking technology, advanced video surveillance technology and various biometric technologies. “With this test, TSA will be able to analyze and evaluate new technologies designed to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to non-passenger controlled areas,” Stone said. “This cutting-edge technology will enhance the security of the aviation system and overall further address the unique security issues at each of the individual airports.” Full Story

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