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TSA Reworks Air Travel Screening Program
TSA Reworks Air Travel Screening Program

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By LESLIE MILLER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The government is revising a plan to check all airline passengers' backgrounds before they board a plane, further delaying a program once described by the Bush administration as urgent.

Acting Transportation Security Administration chief David Stone said the agency is "reshaping and repackaging" the project. He did not say what prompted the changes but indicated privacy concerns were involved.


The Computer-Assisted Passenger Prescreening System, or CAPPS II, would check personal information against commercial and government databases. Passengers would be given one of three color-coded ratings based on the likelihood of them being terrorists.


_Assignment of each passenger to a level of risk, with those deemed too dangerous being prohibited from flying.


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