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Accession Number ADA574068
Title Enhanced Driver's License: Collateral Gains or Collateral Damage.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 113p
Personal Author J. M. Clark
Abstract On a day-to-day basis, 'security' to most Americans means proving their identity by producing a valid government-issued identification document (ID) -- most commonly a driver's license. For this reason, the 9/11 terrorists placed a high value on driver's licenses as a means to mask the preparatory activities leading up to their attack. Congress, as a result, enacted several measures to increase homeland security, including the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), which was adopted on June 1, 2009. The WHTI requires all citizens to show proof of identity while crossing U.S. land, sea, and some air borders between Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. To facilitate the initiative, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded on such ID programs as NEXUS, FAST, and SENTRI. DHS also adopted a number of new ID solutions, including passport card (PASS Card), the Enhanced Driver's License (EDL), Global Entry, and the Enhanced Tribal Card. All WHTI IDs employ vicinity- read radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, which has raised privacy concerns. This thesis seeks to join the ongoing civil liberties vs. national security debate through a case study of the EDL on both technological and legal grounds.
Keywords Biometry
Border crossings
Border security
Case studies
Civil liberties
Constitutional law
Dhs(Department of homeland security)
Economic impact
Enhanced driver's license
Federal law
Homeland security
Identification systems
Legal aspects
Magnetic stripes
National security
Post-9/11 era
Rfid(Radio frequency identification)
Right to privacy
Smart cards
State government
State law
Technology assessment
United states government
Whti(Western hemisphere travel initiative)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92C - Social Concerns
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
63F - Optical Detection
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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