Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) can be used to speed processing at U.S. ports of entry by enabling customs officials to pre-fetch information about travelers. However, for this approach to be accepted, concerns regarding security, privacy, authentication, and cost must be addressed. MITRE envisions a mobile device that meets border management's security, privacy, and authentication objectives—a reasonably priced mobile device that combines proven security solutions with biometric functionality. To support this goal of providing border management with a complete solution, MITRE developed software, which was embedded into a customized piece of hardware that was manufactured by a third-party vendor.
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