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Transportation Security Administration

Why is TSA producing TWIC® cards with a new design?

TSA first issued the TWIC® card in 2007. Over the past decade, the TWIC® card’s vulnerability to potential counterfeiting efforts and fraudulent use has increased. The new TWIC® NexGen card design uses the latest technology to safeguard your identity and promote the secure use of the credential at regulated facilities or vessels.