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What is a TWIC and How to Obtain One?

Federal Investigators Breach Ports With Counterfeit TWICs
 
The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is an identification card issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This ID card is a tamper-resistant biometric credential for maritime workers, truck drivers, construction contractors, personnel access to port facilities, chemical plants, oil refineries and certain manufacturing facilities. 
(Wikipedia, 2024).
 
"TSA published a joint Final Rule with the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard) to implement a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program to provide a biometric credential that can be used to confirm the identity of workers in the national transportation system. TSA will conduct a security threat assessment and criminal history record check before issuing the credential" (DHS, 2022).
 
To apply for a TWIC card, you can simply apply online and schedule an appointment at the nearest enrollment center or walk in to an enrollment center and provide the required documentation such as a birth certificate and state driver’s license. The fee for a new TWIC enrollment is $125.50. For more information, visit,  https://www.tsa.gov/twic 
 
 
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References
 
Wikipedia. (2024, February, 14). WIKIPEDIA
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation_Worker_Identification_Credential
 
Homeland Security. (2022, June, 8). 
     https://www.dhs.gov/publication/transportation-worker-identification-credential-       twic-program
 
Transportation Security Administration(2024, March,1). TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION. https://www.tsa.gov/twic