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Monday, July 18, 2011

TSA to Launch Trusted Traveler Pilot Program

From Homeland Security Today:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will conduct a test of a trusted traveler program this fall, TSA chief John Pistole announced recently.

Qualifying travelers will have an opportunity to participate in a pilot phase of a known traveler program, which qualifies them for expedited screening processes at specific checkpoints within specific airports.

'These improvements will enable our officers to focus their efforts on higher risk areas,' Pistole said in a statement Thursday. 'Enhancing identity-based screening is another common sense step in the right direction as we continue to strengthen overall security, and improve the passenger experience whenever possible.'

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