New technology at El Paso International Airport helps TSA improve screening, reduces touchpoints

As the holiday travel period approaches, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is using Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) at El Paso International Airport (ELP) to confirm the validity of a traveler’s photo identification and flight details.

“The technology now installed at the El Paso International Airport checkpoint enhances capabilities for identifying fraudulent ID such as driver’s licenses and passports at checkpoints and increases efficiency by automatically verifying passenger identification,” said Jared Babin TSA’s Federal Security Director for ELP. “The system has the added capability of confirming the passenger’s flight status in near real-time through a secured internet connection.”

Additionally, TSA has begun using a state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scanners in the security checkpoint at ELP.

According to the TSA, when travelers approach the travel document checking podium, a TSA…

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