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DHS e-passport pilot project begins

Live testing of passports containing radio-frequency identification contactless chips began this week at San Francisco International Airport for selected incoming visitors from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The three-month collaborative pilot project sponsored by the Homeland Security Department and the three countries is intended to gauge the effectiveness of the RFID e-passports, which contain biometric information, along with RFID readers and software. The e-passports are being issued to Australian and New Zealand citizens, Singapore Airlines crew members and some U.S. officials. Full Story

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