Homeland Security Implements ID Tags

To shorten lines at U.S. entry and exit points, the Department of Homeland Security has embedded forms filled out by visitors with radio frequency ID tags. Govexec.com reports that the transmitters, known as RFID tags, are placed in the standard I-94 arrival/departure record that is filled out by people entering the country under the Visa Waiver Program and visitors with Mexican border crossing cards planning to stay longer than 30 days. Testing of the device will continue through next summer at two stations in Arizona, one in upstate New York and two in Washington state. The locations were chosen in order to test the technology in an assortment of weather and traffic conditions. Read more.

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