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Top Democrat Seeks Return of TSA Industry Advisory Panel

The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee Friday called for the reestablishment of an advisory council of industry stakeholders for aviation security practices to counsel the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) introduced a bill (HR 1447) that would stand up the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which was first established… Keep Reading

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House Panel Explores TSA Resources for Global Aviation Security

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires more people to conduct overseas inspections of airports in foreign countries to ensure they comply with acceptable global aviation security standards, the TSA official responsible for those inspections told a House panel Thursday. The TSA Office of Global Strategies (OGS) employs 25 TSA representatives to conduct outreach to foreign… Keep Reading

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Labor Combines MLK Commemoration, TSO Organizing Effort

Union supporters across the country commemorated [the death of Martin Luther King Jr.] with events designed to bolster a labor movement that now feels under greater attack, particularly in the public sector, than it has for many years. One event was for transportation security officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Click here for the… Keep Reading

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Crew Member Identification to Begin at Airports

The Air Line Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association met recently with Transportation Security Administration Administrator John S. Pistole to receive approval from for testing of a new crewmember screening system. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Pennsylvania State Lawmaker’s Bill Targets TSA

Pat-downs at the airport. X-ray screeners. Travelers might call them an inconvenience, but one midstate lawmaker calls them illegal — and he wants them to depart Pennsylvania. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Biometrics: TWIC’s New Twist

It has taken a long time, but the Transportation Worker Identification Credential may just be moving beyond its ‘flash pass’ phase. For what is supposed to be a simple identification card, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) has had a long and complex birth—but it’s entering a new and promising phase. In the aftermath of… Keep Reading

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Whistle-Blowing Witch Grounded by TSA

Here’s a situation for all you aspiring managers: If you were the boss at a US government agency and one of your employees complained that she was afraid of a co-worker’s religious practices, what would you do? Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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US Airport Security Fails to Spot Knife on New Jersey-bound Flight

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) scanners failed to spot yet another knife when a pharmaceutical businessman carried a five-inch ceramic blade onto a flight from Puerto Rico to Newark, NJ, according to sources cited Sunday in the New York Post. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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More Fees, More Carry-Ons

The price of checking a suitcase on an airplane — $15 to $40 a bag — has added up to more than $6 billion in revenue for airlines in the United States in the last four years, according to Transportation Department statistics. The fees have also led to an increased number of bags being carried… Keep Reading

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US Stems Cash Flow to Alleged Al-Qaeda Bombmaker

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday took steps to stem financing to an alleged Al-Qaeda bombmaker behind a plot to send parcel bombs to the United States, the State Department said. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Arrest of TSA Employee Prompts Schumer to Take Action

The recent case of a Buffalo TSA employee, accused of helping an alleged drug dealer breach security at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, has caught the attention of United State Senator Charles Schumer. Schumer wants the airport to become a test site for new technology. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Pilots Say Revised US Screening Still Too Invasive

Two US commercial airline pilots complained in a lawsuit on Friday that new screening procedures for flight crews — scaled back after complaints by pilots — were still too invasive and violated privacy rights. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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TSA Seeks Comment on ‘Identity-Based’ Screening

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is soliciting comments about a planned program that would cut down on controversial pat-downs and full-body scanner searches at airports and instead rely on an "intelligence" system that focuses on people who have been identified as a threat. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Fiscal 2010 DHS Audit Reveals Deficiencies in Financial Practices

A financial audit of the balance sheet of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for fiscal 2010 was inconclusive but yielded a number of recommendations for the department to improve its financial management practices, according to a recent letter released by the DHS inspector general (IG). DHS hired the major accounting firm KPMG LLC to… Keep Reading

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Thompson Seeks to Extend TWIC Renewal Deadline

The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Thursday faulted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for being too slow to standardize card readers for biometric identification used by transportation workers. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) introduced a bill, the Transitioning With an Improved Credential Program Act (HR 1105), to extend the renewal deadlines for the… Keep Reading

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