The Transportation Security Agency is testing a new program it hopes will get airline passengers through security lines faster.
The "Pre-Check" program will pre-screen passengers before they go through those long lines.
After those passengers supply the government with more personal information, they will be able to use special security lanes with less intensive screening.
Pre-Check is the first effort by the federal government to move toward a risk-based, intelligence-driven model of screening.
"As TSA moves further away from a one-size-fits-all approach, our ultimate goal is provide the most effective security in the most efficient way possibly," said Chris McLaughlin, TSA's assistant administrator for security operations.
"It's great," said Brad Childress, one of the first few passengers to try out the new program.. "If you travel a lot, every little convenience makes a huge difference."
The new program is being tested at only a few airports, including the country's busiest hub, Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta.