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June 26, 2012


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  • TSA identification verifier could speed up security lines, observers say
    Equipment that verifies travelers’ identification at three airports could speed up the screening process if it is adopted, according to some observers. The TSA noted that it “aligns with TSA’s latest efforts to enhance the passenger screening experience by moving toward a more risk-based, intelligence-driven counterterrorism agency.” The TSA is currently testing 30 of the devices at three airports. San Antonio Express-News (6/25) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Column: Circus owner finds way to make baggage screening easier
    Allison Williams owns a small circus company and often travels by commercial airline. In this column, she explains that her bags are always searched because she travels with hardware and cable, so she leaves pictures of the circus act in her luggage to explain the purpose of the equipment to Transportation Security Administration agents. "Now, when we get a slip from TSA telling us our bags have been searched, we may be the only people who also get a cute, personal note with the word ‘Cool!’ written on the slip. Sometimes a security agent gets creative and draws a smiley face. Everybody likes the circus," she writes. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (6/25) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TSA seeks software for tracking employees’ computer activities
    The Transportation Security Administration hopes to purchase technology that will allow it to monitor its employees’ e-mails, keystrokes and other computer activities. In a published solicitation, the TSA said the software must have the ability to monitor Windows OS. The TSA did not indicate whether it plans to store the data or when it intends to implement the software. InformationWeek (6/25) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Talks are under way for $470M expansion at Orlando, Fla., airport
    Officials of Orlando Sanford International Airport are in talks with a company about a $470 million expansion that would include a rail station, with a tentative future addition of a $1 billion terminal. The plan includes a 3,500-space parking garage and an elevated monorail, which could eventually connect with a planned $1 billion passenger train system running to Miami. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (6/25) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Airline contracts remain in favor of carriers despite new rulings
    Despite new regulations imposed by the Department of Transportation concerning flight mishaps, contracts of carriage remain firmly in favor of airlines, this feature says. "I think the one clause in most contracts that consumers should take to heart is the one that reads, basically, ‘schedules are not guaranteed.’ Airlines can change flight times, cancel flights, eliminate routes at will, and there’s nothing the consumer can do other than, in some cases, ask for a refund of the fare paid," said George Hobica, founder of USA TODAY (6/26) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Save the date for the 12th Annual AAAE Aviation Security Summit!
    Mark your calendar for the 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit taking place Dec. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit will continue the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today. Senior TSA and DHS officials, as well as representatives from other federal agencies and Congress, will speak at the summit. Airport and airline representatives and recognized aviation industry leaders will also be invited to participate in the program. sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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