Those improvements should reduce errors and free up analysts for more pressing tasks, said Vicki Jo McBee, the counterterrorism center's chief information officer.
The new system will also ease the sharing of fingerprints and iris and facial images of people on the watch list among screening agencies, McBee
And rather than sending data once a night to the Terrorist Screening Center's watch list, which can take hours, the new system should be able to update the list almost instantly as names are entered, McBee
Deployment has not been smooth.
TIDE 2, as it is called, failed readiness tests and missed a December launch deadline.
But now, McBee
said, all tests have been passed and the system will be launched in January.