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1/6/2005



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SAFLINK to provide biometric services, supplies for homeland security program


SAFLINK® Corp. recently obtained a contract to provide services and supplies for BearingPoint Inc., which is developing a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) prototype for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

A smart card containing biometric information about the credential holder, TWIC is designed to verify the identity of a worker at a transportation facility and prevent unauthorized personnel from accessing secure areas.

About 200,000 rail, aviation, ground and maritime transportation workers will participate in a seven-month test of the prototype card.



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