A New TWIC Card- The Security Features To Look For

For some of you, you have already had a sneak peak at the new redesigned TWIC Card. The “NEXGEN” TWIC effort is focused on enhancing the TWIC cards functionality, creating new physical security features, and forging changes to the Technology Infrastructure Modernization (TIM) system. This is all being done because 90% of MTSA regulated facilities and vessel often use the TWIC Card as a “flash pass.” Thus, why the new TWIC Card is long overdue. The new feature will focus on prevent an ongoing problem of counterfeiting. The new updated design includes the following: UPDATED DESIGN - Enhanced card substrates Covert, overt & forensic features Color-coded expiration field Optically variable devices ENHANCED LAMINATE - Holographic images Switch effect designs Letter/shaped lenses Tactility (numeric and graphic) Currently the new redesigned TWIC Card is set to be released July 2018. The TWIC Card will remain valid for 5 years and you will not have to update your current card until it expires. Statistics Since 2016 3.5 Million Enrollments 2.1 Million Current Active Cards 60,000 Applicants Determined by TSA as to be Ineligible 30,000 New Enrollments a Month For more information contact: Joseph Powell Director of Compliance Maritime Defense Strategy, LLC 352-302-1442 JPOWELL@MDSICOMPLIANCE.COM

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