TSA’s Looking to Rapidly Verify Passengers Without Biometrics or Physical IDs

NextGov: The Transportation Security Administration is on the hunt for an alternative means to verify passengers’ identities at security checkpoints in real time—without relying on biometrics or commonly accepted physical identification—to be used when travelers can’t present appropriate forms of ID.

A possibly fee-based, digital services application that enables users to submit personal biographic information on the front end, which can then be authenticated through one or more databases on the back end, is the technological tool the agency is setting sights on, according to a request for information published this week.

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