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TSA to Test Private Vendor to Help Speed U.S. Airport Checks



The U.S. Transportation Security Administration plans to test using a private vendor next year to expand its expedited-security program at airports, Administrator John Pistole said.

Consumers who aren’t part of an airline frequent-flier program would be able to pay a vendor a fee to undergo a security check based on criteria set by the agency, Pistole said in an interview. The company would notify TSA who gets approved, and applicants who pass a second review by the agency would be admitted to the PreCheck program, he said.

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