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Former Boeing Pilot Indicted for Fraud Over 737 MAX Issues Which Contributed to Fatal Crashes

Forkner provided the FAA with materially false, inaccurate, and incomplete information about a new part of the flight controls for the Boeing 737 MAX called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System.

CDC Launches Pilot Program to Enable Detection of New COVID-19 Variants Among Travelers

Through a collaboration with XpresCheck COVID-19 testing company and Ginkgo Bioworks, the CDC pilot program is launching at San Francisco International Airport. CDC is launching similar programs at JFK and Newark airports.

U.K. Phases Out ‘Insecure’ ID Cards for Travelers

The U.K. government says the ID cards are some of the most abused documents seen by Border Force officers and, last year, almost half of all false documents detected at the border were EU, EEA or Swiss ID cards.

TSA Sets 20-Year Record for Firearm Catches Before the Year is Through

By October 3 this year, TSA officers had stopped 4,495 airline passengers from carrying firearms onto their flights, surpassing the previous record of 4,432 firearms caught at checkpoints in the full calendar year 2019.

Decrease in Global Piracy Incidents, New Areas of Concern Emerge

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported the lowest number of reported piracy and armed robbery incidents for the first nine months of any year since 1994.

OIG Finds Deficiencies With DOT’s Compliance of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act

The auditors recommended that DOT develop a complete inventory of DATA Act data element sources and definitions that exist within their systems, and establish controls to ensure that the inventory is updated in response to relevant changes to systems or guidance.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021: Cyber Hygiene Tips for Protecting Children and Families Online

Join HSToday to recognize Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021! This week HSTodays Executive Editor, Kristina Tanasichuk, sat down for a conversation about how to keep...

DHS S&T Awards Funding to Design Passenger Self-Screening Hardware System

S&T’s Screening at Speed Program pursues transformative research and development (R&D) to increase aviation security effectiveness.

Jail for Gang Leader Who Bragged of Smuggling Over 100 Women Into the U.K.

The court heard that the crime group he was part of initially smuggled migrants from Belgium and the Netherlands across the channel in large trucks, but diversified into using inflatable dinghies.

Criminal Passport Supply Gang Dismantled

Officers believe the crime group provided hundreds of U.K. passports that enabled criminals – including fugitives from U.K. justice and international drug and firearm traffickers – to cross borders and conduct business undetected.

TSA Sees ‘Gun Epidemic’ at Checkpoints

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and local law enforcement officials are highly concerned about the frequency that they are seeing travelers carry their handguns to security checkpoints.

Afghan Smuggling Network Dismantled

While the drivers took their sleep breaks in Romania, the smugglers released the sealed ropes covering the doors of the trailers to make an opening. From there, the migrants were able to enter the loading area unnoticed.

Pan-European Gun Trafficking Gang Members Arrested

The criminal syndicate under investigation specialized in the conversion of so-called Flobert guns into lethal live-firing ones. They are believed to have supplied over 1,500 firearms to criminal groups across Europe.

Canada to Introduce New Vaccination Mandates for Transportation Workforce and Travelers

As of October 30, the Canadian government will require employers in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to establish vaccination policies for their employees.

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. 
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