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July 7, 2006

DHS IG looks at RFID use in US-VISIT

Filed under: Border Security,Technology for HLS — by Christian Beckner on July 7, 2006

The DHS inspector general released a report today on the US-VISIT program’s use of RFID technology. Washington Technology provides a summary. The IG delivers a mixed report card to the US-VISIT program, finding that while personally-identifiable information is not at risk of being intercepted at POE’s from RFID tags (because security controls are in place at POE’s, and because personally-identifiable information does not reside on the tags), the related back-end Automated Identification Management System (AIDMS) database does not have an appropriate level of security protection. The report also finds weaknesses in US-VISIT’s contingency plans in the event of a disruption, and notes that VISIT lacks a single policy “to address security controls over all components of an RFID system.”

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