TWICS


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TWICSTraining for Work in Communities (UK)
TWICSTwo Way Information Communication System
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Finally, it is vital that TWICs only be distributed to individuals who fulfill all of the eligibility requirements and who have not been convicted of any specific felonies on the disqualification list compiled by the Transportation Security Administration.
For seaports, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program offers a tamper-resistant biometric card to maritime employees who require unescorted access to secure areas of port and outer continental shelf facilities.
Jointly run by the Transportation Security Administration and the Coast Guard under the aegis of the Department of Homeland Security, the TWIC program set a national compliance deadline of April 15, 2009.
Regarding seaports, first and foremost, security personnel must ensure that TWIC readers not only are available for use at each and every port checkpoint, but that their biometric capabilities are being utilized fully.
Other vessels and facilities, including those handling containerized cargo, will continue to use the TWIC as a "flash pass," unless the Coast Guard amends the rulemaking at a future date.
Recent GAO audits have been highly critical of how TWIC is being implemented.
Congress, House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Threat, Risk and Vulnerability: the TWIC Program, 113th Cong., 1st sess., June 18, 2013.
Recommendation: To minimize the effects of any potential losses resulting from TWIC system failures, and to ensure that adequate processes and capabilities are in place to minimize the effects of TWIC system interruptions, the Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration should direct the TWIC program office to develop an information technology contingency plan for TWIC systems, including the development and implementation of a disaster recovery plan and supporting systems, as required, as soon as possible.
Recommendation: To ensure that the information needed to assess the technical, business, and operational impacts of deploying TWIC biometric card readers at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)-regulated facilities and vessels is acquired prior to the development of the card reader rule, the Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration and Commandant of the U.S.
Recommendation: To ensure that the information needed to assess the technical, business, and operational impacts of deploying TWIC biometric card readers at MTSA-regulated facilities and vessels is acquired prior to the development of the card reader rule, the Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration and Commandant of the U.S.
TWIC was established by Congress through the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and is administered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S.
Eventually, more than one million workers including longshoremen, truckers, port employees and others will be required to obtain a TWIC.