Increasing Border Security and Decreasing Queue Times: GPO & CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program Cards

The Government Printing Office (GPO) finished the production of five million Trusted Traveler Program (TPP) cards for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). These credentials will be used to identify participants in CBP’s TPP programs, which includes NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST and Global Entry. These cards are approved travel documents under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. 

 

These cards have a higher and more consistent read rate than other Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enabled documents. The Federal Depository Library Program has praised the cards by saying, “GPO & CBP have not only created a more secure form of identification, but a more efficient product generating benefits for both the traveler and officer alike.” The new cards’ design is appealing as well. Link to picture: http://www.gpo.gov/images/news-media/image/180/nexus_180.gif 

GPO was a natural choice for CBP-TTP. GPO boasts a long history of production experience, a secure supply chain, and manufacturing processes that are less susceptible to counterfeiting. In fact, the production of 5 million TPP cards was without a single compromise in security nor a fruitful counterfeit attempt. 

 

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