CBP Deploys Biometric Exit tech to Miami Int’l Airport (Multi-Video)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Exit/Entry Program, a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is deploying facial recognition biometric technology at Miami International Airport.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Exit/Entry Program, a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is deploying facial recognition biometric technology at Miami International Airport.

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US Customs and Border Protection has announced the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology to Miami International Airport (MIA) for a select flight.

The deployment builds upon a June 2016 pilot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport using facial recognition.

(Learn More, courtesy of CBP, Bridget Bosch and YouTube)

CBP recently deployed the technology to Washington Dulles International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Hobby International Airport in Houston, and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

“Through our consultations with the airlines and airport stakeholders, and based on the success of several pilots, CBP determined that facial recognition was a viable exit solution,” said John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations.

John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations
John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations

“With the expansion of this technology we will be looking at different flights, airports, lighting conditions, and internal IT configurations to demonstrate to our stakeholders that this solution is flexible, reliable and easy for travelers to use.”

Using the flight manifest, CBP builds a flight specific photo gallery using photographs from the travel document the traveler provided to the airline.

CBP then compares the live photo against the document photo in the gallery to ensure the traveler is the true bearer of the document.

If the photo captured at boarding is matched to a U.S. passport, the traveler—having been confirmed as a U.S. citizen—is automatically determined to be out of scope for biometric exit purposes and the photo is discarded after a short period of time.

CBP remains committed to protecting the privacy of all travelers.

Delta and JetBlue announced collaborations with CBP to integrate facial recognition technology as part of the boarding process.

(Learn More. Courtesy of CBS this Morning and YouTube. Posted on May 29, 2015)

Delta is testing eGates at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and JetBlue is testing facial recognition technology at Boston Logan International Airport that allows passengers to self-board without scanning a boarding pass.

CBP officers are trained and prepared to professionally process in accordance with the laws of the United States persons with valid visas who present themselves for entry. (Image courtesy of CBP)
CBP officers are trained and prepared to professionally process in accordance with the laws of the United States persons with valid visas who present themselves for entry. (Image courtesy of CBP)

There are several legislative mandates that direct the Department of Homeland Security to record the arrival and departure of non-U.S. citizens by collecting biometrics.

CBP first established biometric screening procedures based on digital fingerprints for certain non-U.S. citizens in 2004 to secure our borders and ensure that the foreign travelers presenting themselves for admission to the United States are who they claim to be.

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CBP Exit/Entry Program at a Glance

As the guardian of the nation’s borders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a multi-layered mission and is a world-class law enforcement agency that adapts to counter new threats; protects the nation’s economic vitality; and manages increasing volumes of travel and trade to the United States.

Since 2013, CBP has been leading efforts to implement a biometric exit program at the nations ports of entry to meet the congressional mandate and ensure a seamless travel experience.

Beginning with the air environment, CBP will implement a biometric exit system that enhances security, minimizes the impact to travelers, controls costs, and safeguards privacy.

During the summer of 2017, CBP deployed technical demonstrations to confirm traveler identity through facial biometrics, at a number of U.S. airports.

Dulles International Airport
A fast-photo match at the gate on will help expedite boarding experience while providing biometrics-based exit verification

These pilots built off the success of prior tests and expanded exit implementations through public-private partnerships.

Under these efforts, CBP is learning best practices for operations and integration into existing airline boarding processes as these processes vary from airport to airport.

As an example of CBP’s public-private partnerships, this pilot is collaborating with NEC Corporation of America, for their commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) NeoFace® Express device and cloud-based NeoFace matching as key facial recognition components of a frictionless biometric exit process in Dulles International Airport.

(Learn More about NEC World’s No. 1 Face Recognition Solution, NeoFace. Courtesy of NEC Corporation and YouTube)

NEC Corporation’s face recognition technology recently achieved the highest performance evaluation in the recent Face in Video Evaluation (FIVE) performed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and is also a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

The use of facial biometric technology has the potential to transform how travelers interact with airports, airlines and CBP—which has the potential to create a seamless travel process, improving both convenience and security.

Moving forward, CBP will continue to collaborate with the air travel industry and TSA to ensure the successful implementation of biometric exit; transform the entry process; and expand public-private partnerships, which will ultimately transform the overall passenger experience.