In Washington, D.C., airports, and several other airports around the U.S., passengers can now use their face as a boarding pass and passport thanks to veriScan, a biometric identity management system that leverages facial recognition technology.
In 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) approached the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for help. CBP wanted MWAA to implement biometric verification of passengers leaving the U.S. on commercial flights.
“At that time, [CBP] were handling the biometric entry portion at U.S. airports, so veriScan was built to address departing passengers,” says Goutam Kundu, CIO at MWAA.
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