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Using a TSA Pre-Check Known Traveler Number to Access Sensitive Security Information

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for review and approval, that will allow an individual to provide a TSA Pre-Check Know Traveler Number (KTN) to TSA in order to access SSI.
TSA has established a process whereby a party seeking access to SSI, in a civil Federal court proceeding or in the performance of contractual or transactional agreements, may request access to the SSI. Under this process, TSA may make access to SSI contingent upon satisfactory completion of a security threat assessment, including a criminal history records check and/or a name-based check against Federal law enforcement, terrorism, and immigration databases.
TSA is revising the SSI request process to allow individuals, who are members of the TSA Pre-Check Program, to use a KTN to facilitate the security threat assessment. Through the KTN, TSA will use information provided in the TSA Pre-Check application as part of its determination of an individual's eligibility to be granted access to SSI.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to the OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs by July 19, 2017.