07/14/2011 03:07 pm ET | Updated Sep 13, 2011

TSA Screening Program: Agency Working To Enhance Pre-Flight Screening Practices

The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday a pilot program to enhance the agency's pre-flight screening capabilities and expedite screening for trusted travelers.

"These improvements will enable our officers to focus their efforts on higher risk areas," TSA Administrator John Pistole said in the press release. "Enhancing identity-based screening is another common sense step in the right direction as we continue to strengthen overall security, and improve the passenger experience whenever possible."

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