DHS nixes use Of RFID in border security program

Friday, 16 February 2007, 2:15 AM EST

The Department of Homeland Security is abandoning plans to use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in a key part of its border security system after it failed to work as expected in a 15-month test.

A spokeswoman for the DHS border security program said the agency is now "exploring alternatives," such as biometric technologies, for tracking foreign visitors as they pass through checkpoints entering and exiting the U.S.

At Computerworld.

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