TSA to test access control technology at airports
Unisys Corp. will manage a pilot program to test the feasibility of technology to control access to secure areas of airports, under a 20-month contract from the Transportation Security Administration.
TSA will select at least 20 airports at which it will test technologies such as biometric identification systems and advanced surveillance cameras to guard against a second person tailing an authorized employee through a controlled access point. The technologies are expected to work in conjunction with a new, universal Transportation Worker Identification Card currently under development for all transportation modes.
The cost-plus fixed fee contract has an initial value of $8 million, with a ceiling of $17 million for McLean, Va.-based Unisys and its subcontractors.