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Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Pilot Program Final Report

This week the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a Final Report for its TWIC Reader Pilot Program. The Pilot Program took place over a three year period and included over 30 different TWIC reader models in multiple ports across the country.

Despite some challenges, the report indicated that TWIC readers function properly and make efficient and effective access decisions when installed, operated, and utilized in their intended environment. The Coast Guard will now use the results of the Pilot Program to assist it in preparing a TWIC Reader Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and ultimately, a TWIC Reader Final Rule.