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GPO Produces One Million Trusted Traveler Program Cards

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has achieved a milestone in the production of secure border credentials. GPO employees have produced one million Trusted Traveler Program cards for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). GPO has been producing the cards since 2008 at the agency's ISO 9001 certified secure production facility in Washington, D.C. GPO is responsible for designing, printing, personalizing and mailing the cards. CBP's Trusted Traveler Program provides expedited entry process for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Trusted Traveler Programs cards include NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST and are approved travel documents under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. For more information, please visit www.cbp.gov.

"Reaching the one million card milestone is a great accomplishment for GPO employees and our colleagues at CBP," said Steve LeBlanc, Managing Director for GPO Security & Intelligent Documents. "We take added satisfaction from knowing that our teamwork with CPB on the Trusted Traveler Program contributes to the security of our nation's borders." "The trust we placed in GPO paid off with improved card performance, reliability and durability," said John Wagner, CBP's Executive Director of Admissibility and Passenger Programs. "Our team, built from committed employees of both agencies, not only achieved its goals, but also established a framework for success and growth for years to come."


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