DoD Trash Talks TWIC: $420 million TSA program doesn't work

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    WND: $420 million TSA program doesn't work

    The beleaguered Transportation Worker Identification Credential program, known by the initials TWIC, has been dealt a serious blow with a determination by the Department of Defense that it doesn’t meet DoD standards, and won’t be recognized for department purposes.

    The U.S. Department of the Army issued a Federal Register notice that the TWIC card will no longer be used to authenticate users for access to certain Department of Defense computer systems.

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    The problems with the card readers had been so profound that covered workers are allowed to extend their expiring TWIC cards by three years at a reduced price because federal officials are facing delays in deploying the readers.​

    This latest development with the DoD was not surprising since the program was already plagued by delays, cost overruns and false starts.​

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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Meanwhile, TSA continues to increase the scope of its contracts with one of the companies that has participated in the TWIC debacle ...

    TSA Authorizes MorphoTrust Channeling Services to Screen Airport Workers and Produce Secure Badges


    MorphoTrust USA (Safran) received authorization from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to support employee screening and badging at U.S. airports under its Other Transaction Agreement with TSA. MorphoTrust is one of three organizations authorized by TSA to offer Designated Aviation Channeling (DAC) services, following a thorough review to validate the company's security systems and procedures.

    TSA checks the background of airport and airline employees with access to the secure areas of airports, including baggage workers, ground maintenance workers and restaurant and retail employees. Through the DAC services, MorphoTrust will aggregate the necessary employee data and submit it to TSA, which conducts the employee threat assessments required for work in the aviation environment.

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    MorphoTrust is the leading U.S. provider of identity solutions for federal, state and local government and has worked with TSA for over seven years. Most recently, TSA selected MorphoTrust as the prime contractor for its new Universal Enrollment Service (UES), which consolidates multiple transportation security programs, including Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) and Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program (HTAP), into a single service with convenient enrollment and registration locations.
     
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Whole Body Imagers, Explosive Trace Portals, Explosvie Trace Detectors, Behavior Detection Officers, and no telling what else that TSA has spent billions of taxpayers monies on that don't work.

    Kinda like TSA employees, they don't work either!
     
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    from Fark

    Totally Superfluous Assholes.
     

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