Homeland Security "Abandoning" RFID For Its Border Program, Chertoff Says

The Department of Homeland Security is backing off its plans to use RFID to beef up border identification checks because the tests were "unsuccessful." At least that's what U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testified to the House's Homeland Security Committee on Friday.

"I think, yeah, we're abandoning it. I think it's not — that's not going to be a solution" for keeping would-be terrorists out of the United States, Chertoff said, according to this brief report from United Press International (UPI).

Homeland Security Press Secretary Russ Knocke said Chertoff's comments were limited to the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT).