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DHS, State push ‘passport-lite’

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February 5, 2008
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As the Homeland Security Department moves forward with its People Access Security System (PASS) card, travel document security professionals inside and outside government continue to question the use of radio frequency identification technology in the cards.

The PASS card, which will enable U.S. citizens to enter the country by land and sea — but not air — from Canada, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Mexico, is designed to be a cheaper alternative to a passport and speed border crossing times.” (GCN)