Port Security Leads to Biometrics and Beyond

by Susan Beardslee | 1Q 2017 | IN-4485

U.S. businesses through waterways interjected US$4.6 trillion to the economy in 2014. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) developed tighter regulations for port security, and the U.S. is now over a decade past the Safe Port Act, with rapid changes in technology. This includes Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), based on a ruling last summer, which culminated from a decade of efforts. The intent is to replace the previous lax process, which involved ship operators and drivers flashing a potentially dubious badge.

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