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Delays in Testing C-UAS Technologies Could Impact Aviation Safety

Many UAS are used for legitimate operations; however, the systems can also be used for malicious or disruptive activities by terrorists, criminal organizations, or other lone actors.

TSA Firearm Detections: Week 14

Nationwide, Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) are screening an average of 2 million people per day.

Exceptional Care and Initiative Shown by Award Winning TSOs

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced its National Transportation Security Officers (TSO) of the Year 2021 as Margaret Hanson and Kaitlyn Talley.

Rochester International Installs 3-D Checkpoint Scanners

The checkpoint now has six CT X-ray units that will provide critical explosives detection capabilities in each checkpoint lane.

MARAD Releases FY 2023 Budget Proposal Focused on Strengthening Supply Chains

The budget also requests $99.7 million to continue priority investments to strengthen the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA).

Robin Hutcheson Nominated as New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator

Prior to being appointed to the Biden-Harris Administration, Hutcheson was the Director of Public Works for the City of Minneapolis.

Brazil’s Metro Equips Security Officers With Body-Worn Cameras

MetrôRio’s security team will wear the cameras inside metro stations and during onboard patrols.

We DO Talk About Bruno

Since October 2019, Bruno and canine handler Kathy have screened thousands of departing travelers and their belongings for potential transportation security threats.

TSA Stops More Firearms and Other Prohibited Items at U.S. Airports

TSA officials continue to be concerned about the frequency that they are seeing travelers carry handguns to security checkpoints.

OIG: Improvements Needed to Determine Fitness of Hazmat Transportation Companies

More than 3.3 billion tons of hazardous materials are transported within the United States each year.

Implementing Mobile Driver’s Licenses: Not as Easy as You Think

S&T is working alongside an mDL and Digital Identity Working Group that was established by several DHS components.

CBP Focused on Innovation, Clearing Backlogs as Trusted Traveler Programs’ Membership Nears 10 Million

Touchless technology pilot led to 94 percent faster processing than legacy kiosks: from 45 to 60 seconds with older machines to about 3.5 seconds.

Digital Identity Security Lanes Part of LAX Modernization

In partnership with the Transportation Security Administration, qualifying customers on Delta Air Lines can check bags completely hands-free through the use of their digital identity.

Bill Passed to Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation

The Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act seeks to protect personnel and passengers during passenger transportation.

DHS Announces New Measures to Better Serve Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Travelers

TSA will update its current Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) scanners with new technology that increases security and efficiency by reducing false alarm rates and pat downs for the traveling public.

FY 2023 Budget Request Invests in Transportation Security, Safety and the TSA Workforce

The resources identified in the budget would increase Transportation Security Officers pay by an average of 30% and dedicate more resources to security technology. 
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