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$85-million scanning system aims to speed up airport security lines
$85-million scanning system aims to speed up airport security lines

There's a new airport security machine in town, and it's not out to scan you -- at least not your body. The Transportation Security Administration will be testing an $85-million credential authentication technology that allows its agents to scan your driver's license or passport to verify it and view your boarding documents, all in one step. Currently passengers at checkpoints hand over a boarding pass and ID, the TSA agent makes sure it's you, checks your ID against your boarding pass, makes a notation on the pass and hands it back. With credential authentication technology, or CAT, as it's known, the agent scans your ID and your flight plan pops up on the...

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