Data said lost on 3,000 TWIC card applicants

About 3,000 transportation workers who applied for their new Homeland Security Department-sponsored identification cards have had their application data “irretrievably lost” from the cards' database, according to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Some of the workers whose data disappeared from the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) database are not able to enter their work areas because they lack the proper identification, Thompson wrote Dec. 4 in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

“Many of these applicants work in ports where TWIC compliance is currently enforced, Unfortunately, through no fault of their own, these workers are not only unable to gain admittance to their work sites but also must recommence the lengthy application process,” Thompson wrote.

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