As two companies prepare to re-launch Registered Traveler programs in Denver and Indianapolis, some experts say the success of the Global Entry program run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection could be used as a template. Global Entry, which uses background checks and biometric data to clear incoming passengers in as little as 60 seconds, has more than tripled its enrollment numbers in the past nine months. DHS performs the background checks for the Global Entry program but stopped similar checks for registered travelers shortly before the end of the program last summer. A TSA spokesman said it was still not involved in vetting staff or participants of the new airport services, but "remains open to considering proposed programs."

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