Government Technology - Kyle Arnold

DFW is one of a handful of airports where the Transportation Security Administration has rolled out a new technology that matches a database of daily passenger names and birth dates with passengers on flights that day.

That means passengers can just present a driver’s license or passport and skip the second document, a boarding pass, that has been needed at checkpoints since the agency was formed in 2001.

TSA rolled out the Credential Authentication Technology in 2019, allowing TSA agents a more comprehensive look at identifying information using REAL ID data. The machines were added to identify legitimate and fraudulent driver’s licenses and passports.

The newest iteration of the machines can link that driver’s license data with information airlines provide about who is traveling through DFW over the next 24 hours.

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