September 20, 2014

TSA sets new TWIC renewal policy

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has established a new policy on renewals of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – a tamper-resistant biometric worker-access pass — which is required of rail crews entering maritime ports. Under the new TSA policy, and beginning Aug. 30, U.S. nationals holding TWICs set to expire on or [...]

TWIC reforms moving through Congress

A Transportation Security Administration effort to help protect ports against terrorism was creation of a tamper-resistant biometric worker-access pass known as the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) that is issued, in addition to maritime workers, to rail crews entering port facilities. Obtaining a TWIC requires submitting to a FBI background check and completion of a security [...]