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TSA biometric ID card programs move forward

The Transportation Security Administration is seeking help in implementing two of its biometric ID card programs—one for prescreened airport passengers and another for transportation workers. In a request for information posted Dec. 15, TSA said it is seeking ideas on a business model for Registered Traveler, a voluntary program in which prescreened airline passengers are allowed to bypass some of the security procedures at U.S. airports. Travelers register in advance to undergo the screenings, enroll their biometric data in the system and receive a credential to verify their identity. Full Story

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