(1) Start-to-finish secure online or mobile enrollment capability.
(2) Vetting of an applicant by means other than biometrics, such as a risk assessment, if—
(A) such means—
(i) are evaluated and certified by the Secretary of Homeland Security;
(ii) meet the definition of a qualified anti-terrorism technology under section 865 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 444); and
(iii) are determined by the Administrator to provide a risk assessment that is as effective as a fingerprint-based criminal history records check conducted through the Federal Bureau of Investigation with respect to identifying individuals who are not qualified to participate in the PreCheck Program due to disqualifying criminal history; and
(B) with regard to private sector risk assessments, the Secretary has certified that reasonable procedures are in place with regard to the accuracy, relevancy, and proper utilization of information employed in such risk assessments.
(1) Start-to-finish secure online or mobile enrollment capability.
(2) Vetting of an applicant by means of biometrics if the collection—
(A) is comparable with the appropriate and applicable standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology;
(B) protects privacy and data security, including that any personally identifiable information is collected, retained, used, and shared in a manner consistent with section 552a of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as "Privacy Act of 1974"), and with agency regulations;
(C) is evaluated and certified by the Secretary of Homeland Security; and
(D) is determined by the Administrator to provide a risk assessment that is as effective as a fingerprint-based criminal history records check conducted through the Federal Bureau of Investigation with respect to identifying individuals who are not qualified to participate in the PreCheck Program due to disqualifying criminal history.
(1) 7,000,000 passengers before October 1, 2019.
(2) 10,000,000 passengers before October 1, 2020.
(3) 15,000,000 passengers before October 1, 2021.
(1) enter into at least 2 agreements, using other transaction authority under section 114(m) of this title, to market the PreCheck Program; and
(2) implement a long-term strategy for partnering with the private sector to encourage enrollment in such program.
(1) coordinate with the heads of appropriate components of the Department to leverage Department-held data and technologies to verify the identity and citizenship of individuals enrolling in the PreCheck Program;
(2) partner with the private sector to use biometrics and authentication standards, such as relevant standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to facilitate enrollment in the program; and
(3) consider leveraging the existing resources and abilities of airports to collect fingerprints for use in background checks to expedite identity verification.
(1) ensure that PreCheck Program screening lanes are open and available during peak and high-volume travel times at appropriate airports to individuals enrolled in the PreCheck Program; and
(2) make every practicable effort to provide expedited screening at standard screening lanes during times when PreCheck Program screening lanes are closed to individuals enrolled in the program in order to maintain operational efficiency.
(A) A member of the Armed Forces, including a member of a reserve component or the National Guard.
(B) A cadet or midshipman of the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, or the United States Coast Guard Academy.
(C) A family member of an individual specified in subparagraph (A) or (B) who is younger than 12 years old and accompanying the individual.
(l) Expenditure of Funds.—Any Federal funds expended by the Administrator to expand PreCheck Program enrollment shall be expended in a manner that includes the requirements of this section.
(Added Pub. L. 107–71, title I, §108(a), Nov. 19, 2001, 115 Stat. 611; amended Pub. L. 115–254, div. K, title I, §1937(a), Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3576.)
Section 109 of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is section 109 of Pub. L. 107–71, which is set out as a note under section 114 of this title.
The date of enactment of the TSA Modernization Act, referred to in subsecs. (b) and (f), is the date of enactment of title I of div. K of Pub. L. 115–254, which was approved Oct. 5, 2018.
2018—Pub. L. 115–254 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to establishment of pilot program under which the screening of passengers and property was to be conducted by a qualified private screening company.
Pub. L. 115–254, div. K, title I, §1938, Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3579, provided that:
"(1) The PreCheck Program under section 44919 of title 49, United States Code.
"(2) Any other program implemented by the TSA under section 109(a)(3) of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act [Pub. L. 107–71] (49 U.S.C. 114 note).
"(3) Any other United States Government program that issues a unique identifier, such as a known traveler number, that the TSA accepts as validating that the individual holding such identifier is a member of a known low-risk population.
"(1) the authority of the Administrator, under section 44927 of title 49, United States Code, to carry out expedited screening for members of the Armed Forces with disabilities or severe injuries or veterans with disabilities or severe injuries; or
"(2) the Honor Flight program under section 44928 of that title.
"(A) meets a risk-based, intelligence-driven criteria prescribed by the Administrator; or
"(B) undergoes a canine enhanced screening upon arrival at the passenger screening checkpoint.
"(A) information relating to the security effectiveness and passenger facilitation effectiveness of the risk modified screening protocol;
"(B) a determination regarding whether the risk modified screening protocol was effective; and
"(C) if the Administrator determined that the protocol was effective, a plan for the deployment of the protocol at as many TSA passenger screening checkpoints as practicable.
"(A) the level of risk at the airport;
"(B) the available space at the airport;
"(C) passenger throughput levels at the airport;
"(D) the checkpoint configuration at the airport; and
"(E) adequate resources to appropriately serve passengers in TSA PreCheck security screening lanes at the passenger screening checkpoint.
"(A) Partnering with air carriers (as the term is defined in section 40102 of title 49, United States Code) to incorporate PreCheck Program promotion opportunities in the reservation process described in section 1560.101 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations;[.]
"(B) Including in the PreCheck Program of [sic] an individual who—
"(i) holds a Secret, Top Secret, or Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance, unless the individual has had the individual's clearance revoked or did not pass a periodic reinvestigation; or
"(ii) is a current, full-time Federal law enforcement officer.
"(C) Providing PreCheck Program enrollment flexibility by offering secure mobile enrollment platforms that facilitate in-person identity verification and application data collection, such as through biometrics.
"(D) Reducing travel time to PreCheck Program enrollment centers for applicants, including—
"(i) by adjusting the locations and schedules of existing PreCheck Program enrollment centers to accommodate demand;
"(ii) by seeking to colocate such enrollment centers with existing facilities that support the issuance of—
"(I) United States passports; and
"(II) Security Identification Display Area credentials (as the term is defined in section 1540.5 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations) located in public, non-secure areas of airports if no systems of an airport operator are used in support of enrollment activities for such credentials; and
"(iii) by increasing the availability of PreCheck Program enrollment platforms, such as kiosks, tablets, or staffed laptop stations.
"(E) The feasibility of providing financial assistance or other incentives for PreCheck Program enrollment for—
"(i) children who are at least 12 years or older, but less than 18 years old;
"(ii) families consisting of 5 or more immediate family members;
"(iii) private sector entities, including small businesses, to establish PreCheck Program enrollment centers in their respective facilities; and
"(iv) private sector entities, including small business concerns (as the term is described in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632)), to reimburse an employee for the cost of the PreCheck Program application."