TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security & the Passenger Experience   [open pdf - 2MB]

"Identity verification is a cornerstone of TSA's [Transportation Security Administration's] operational landscape in the commercial aviation sector. In order to meet the challenges of evolving security threats, rising air travel volumes, resource constraints, and limits on operational footprint, TSA and aviation security regulators around the globe must look to automate manual and paperbased identity verification processes through smart technology investments. The TSA Biometrics Roadmap lays out a practical approach to leverage biometric technologies to improve security effectiveness and operational efficiency while also enhancing the passenger experience. TSA is stepping into the biometric solution space at an ideal time to capitalize on technological advancements in biometric system accuracy, speed, and ability to automate high-throughput operations. Additionally, traveler sentiment toward biometric technologies, when coupled with the appropriate privacy safeguards, has evolved toward appreciation for the enhanced security and efficiency they can provide. The TSA Biometrics Roadmap incorporates feedback gathered during more than forty targeted engagements with aviation security leaders from airlines, airports, and solution providers. Feedback was also gathered from key government stakeholders, including TSA internal offices, DHS headquarters and operational Components. The Roadmap articulates a collaborative biometric vision for TSA and its aviation security partners in the context of an overall identity verification and management approach. The vision is achievable through the alignment and parallel advancement of four goals and associated objectives. The TSA Biometrics Roadmap describes the 'what' and the 'why' of TSA's biometric approach. Implementation plans will be developed to describe the 'who, when, and how.' Implementation of each goal and associated objectives will be shaped by a set of clear guiding principles [...]"

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