The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with a value of up to $128 million, to Idemia Identity and Security USA, LLC for the second generation Credential Authentication Technology (CAT-2) systems and support services at TSA security checkpoints.
These systems substantially improve identity verification, validate the authenticity of a passenger’s identification credential, confirm pre-screening status and validate flight reservations. The second generation CAT-2 systems allow for automated identity verification with an integrated camera for biometric and self-service capabilities. This new contract with Idemia will enable TSA to test, manufacture, procure and deploy over 1,500 new CAT-2 systems to airport security checkpoints nationwide.
TSA continues to partner with industry, airlines and airports to raise the bar for airport security technology standards that significantly improve the airline traveler experience.
Originally published by the Transportation Security Administration. Click HERE for the source.