SXSW 2022

Securing Identity to Change Airport Checkpoints


Before the next time you fly, have you thought about how government can change your travel experience by reducing wait times and enhancing security? We have. Making aviation security more innovative is a top priority for DHS and we seek your ideas and solutions to turn our vision into reality. Advances in biometrics and digital identity provide new capabilities that will change the way you fly this decade. DHS is building new capabilities to keep pace with the rise in volume of the traveling public and emerging threats. This discussion will give you an inside-look at how DHS tech investments are improving the passenger experience and flow of commerce. Understand where DHS is teaming with world-class research partners to get the country moving again and protect the frontline workforce.

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  1. What kinds of emerging tech are poised to enhance airport security detection and improve travel passenger experiences and services?
  2. Know how digital identity solutions are changing the travel industry and how DHS is scaling identity tools to help other sectors compete globally.
  3. Lean how DHS biometric initiatives make it easier for industry to work with government; know how this research gets accelerated at rapid speeds.



Jaimi Welch, Events And Communications Specialist, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Transportation
  • Track 2 Tech Industry
  • Level: Advanced

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