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Air Transport, TSA expands the biometrics technology use for security

Air Transport, TSA Expands The Biometrics Technology Use For Security

The US TSA unveiled a plan to expand the biometrics technology use to improve security efficiency and reduce wait times at airport security

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) unveiled a multistep plan to expand the biometrics technology use to improve security efficiency and reduce wait times at airport security. It has been announced by the TSA in a press release. “The TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience will guide the agency’s biometric efforts to modernize aviation passenger identity verification in the coming years.” it’s reported in the document. “With the threat to aviation evolving every day, developing the next generation of security technology with our industry partners is critically important,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “By expanding our use of biometrics, TSA secures its position as a global leader in aviation security and advances global transportation security standards.”

The TSA is partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on biometrics for international travelers

The TSA roadmap focuses on four main goals: 1) partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on biometrics for international travelers; 2) using biometrics provided by TSA Pre✓® members to enhance the travel experience; 3) expanding biometrics to additional domestic travelers; and 4) developing the infrastructure for biometric technology. TSA is already carrying out these objectives through smart investments and collaborative partnerships. Early this year, began testing facial recognition technology for international travelers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The US Administration began collaborating with CBP in 2017 at John F. Kennedy International Airport and expanded testing to LAX in August. CBP’s technology matches facial images to photos in government databases, such as photos obtained from passports or visa applications, to verify identity and reduce reliance on physical documents.

The TSA press release

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