Robert Silk reports:
Concerns about cybersecurity have slowed a TSA plan to provide more enrollment options for the PreCheck program.
The agency for a year had been working through a solicitation to bring on additional private companies to beef up the PreCheck application network as it works toward the Department of Homeland Security’s goal of enrolling 25 million people in trusted-traveler programs (PreCheck and Global Entry) by 2019. At present, PreCheck enrollment is close to 4 million, TSA says.
In late October, however, the TSA withdrew the solicitation, citing “the increased and evolving cybersecurity risks over the past year.”
In particular, the TSA noted concerns about the ability to ensure that vendors safeguard sensitive testing data.
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