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RFID technology to be tested at U.S. border

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Homeland Security has announced plans to test, under its US-VISIT program, radio frequency i...


WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Homeland Security has announced plans to test, under its US-VISIT program, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology at the U.S. land border.<br>
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“We are driven by a vision of the way our borders can and should operate in the future, and that future is getting closer and closer with every layer of US-VISIT we deploy,” said Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security for the United States Department of Homeland Security.<br>
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“Through the use of radio frequency identification technology, we see the potential to not only improve the security of our country, but also to make the most important infrastructure enhancements to the U.S. land borders in more than fifty years,” Hurchinson continued.<br>
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The technology will be tested at a simulated port this spring. By July 31, 2005, the testing will begin at the ports of Nogales East and Nogales West in Arizona; Alexandria Bay in New York; and Pacific Highway and Peace Arch in Washington. <br>
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