GE Security teams with Verified ID for frequent flyers

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, February 23, 2006

BRADENTON, Fla.--GE Invision, a division of GE Security's Homeland Protection business, announced this week an investment of $16 million in Verified Identity Pass, whose Clear service is the only functioning program expediting security clearance for frequent flyers. It currently operates at the Orlando International Airport and has more than 15,000 members.
Verified expects to take advantage of GE's research and development arm, especially in regard to luggage and passenger screening, explosives detection and crowd management. According to a press release, GE has also agreed to provide its Lean Six Sigma process improvement capabilities to Verified ID's Clear lanes to make screening more efficient and convenient.
Verified, owned by media and business mogul Steven Brill, has already teamed up with Lockheed Martin, another equity investor, for systems integration. In June of this year, companies like Verified and competitors Unisys and Saflink can begin rolling out Registered Traveler programs like Clear through the Transportation Security Administration, a part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

See the April issue of Security Systems News for more on the GE-Verified team up.