RFID passport rollout

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The State Department has started issuing RFID-based passports to members of the diplomatic corps[*]:
Amid continued doubts from experts, and with only one approved technology vendor, the State Department is pressing forward with its electronic passport program.

It started issuing e-passports to its diplomatic corps on Jan. 1 and by last week had distributed 299 of them, according to State spokeswoman Laura Tischler. The department plans to roll out the contactless chip technology for the general public this summer, officials said.

If you've been holding off getting a new passport and you want one without RFID, now's the time to take care of this.