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TSA to Impose Cybersecurity Mandates by Year End

The Transportation Security Administration will impose new cybersecurity mandates on the railroad and airline industries, including reporting requirements as part of a department effort to force compliance.

New FAA Grants Include Perimeter Fencing at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $479 million in airport infrastructure grants to 123 projects at airports across all 50 states, American Samoa and Puerto Rico. 

TSA Expands Use of Credential Authentication Technology

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed new credential authentication technology (CAT) at two more airports.

Audit Finds Weaknesses in Surface Transportation Board’s Information Security Programs and Practices

Issues identified by the audit include an absence of identification and documentation for all software programs that are not authorized to execute on STB’s information systems.

Safely Integrating Our Airspace in the Age of Drones

Most UAS are small, making them difficult to detect. Effective ADA systems need to be able to accurately detect and identify these aircraft in all sorts of terrain.

CISA Issues Guidance to Mitigate Threats to Autonomous Vehicles

CISA has created an Autonomous Ground Vehicle Security Guide that provides transportation systems sector partners with a framework to better understand cyber-physical threats related to AVs and recommended strategies to mitigate both enterprise- and asset-level security risks.

CBP to Relocate Trusted Traveler Programs Enrollment Center

Beginning Oct. 11, conditionally approved Global Entry applicants will be able to complete in-person interviews at the new TTP enrollment center in the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport.

Port of Seattle Requires Vaccination as a Condition of Employment

The Port of Seattle is requiring its 2200 employees to become vaccinated by November 15, 2021. The announcement follows similar requirements in federal, state, and local governments.

OIG: TSA Falls Short on Modernization Efforts

An audit by the Office of Inspector General has determined that the Transportation Security Administration has not fully met the requirements of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 and the TSA Modernization Act.

Unruly Passenger Incidents Drop But Federal and State Cooperation Needed

As of mid-September, unruly passenger incidents were occurring approximately six times per every 10,000 flights. That’s an approximately 50 percent drop from early 2021, but still more than twice as high as the end of 2020.

Seoul’s Incheon International Airport Orders Hold Baggage Screening Systems

Smiths Detection has been selected by Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) to deploy its high-speed explosives detection system (EDS) HI-SCAN 10080 XCT for hold baggage screening at Incheon International Airport (ICN) Terminal 2 as part of its Phase 4 Expansion Construction Project.

Smiths Detection Announces Enhancements in Cargo and Weapons Screening Systems

The new model, which Smiths Detection expects to be added to the ‘Qualified’ section of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL) soon, allows for increased and more efficient throughput for express forwarders, mail screening and e-commerce and can also be utilised at mass transit checkpoints.

INTERPOL Report Highlights Human Trafficking for Organ Removal

Organized crime groups are known to be behind trafficking in human beings for organ removal, drawn by the substantial profits that can be made.

St. Petersburg-Clearwater TSO Passes Following COVID-19 Illness

Seoud joined TSA in 2018 and was a valued member of the team who will be fondly remembered for his dedication and willingness to help others.

Multiple Firearm Detections at TSA Checkpoints

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers have seen an increase in firearms at the checkpoints, most of which have been loaded, with some checkpoints seeing multiple weapons in the same week or even the same day.

TSA Lowers PreCheck Online Renewal Fee

The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it has lowered the online renewal fee for TSA PreCheck® from $85 to $70. The new lower fee went into effect on Friday, October 1.
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