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  • TSA to announce public comment process for scanners next year
    A year ago, a federal appeals court ordered the Transportation Security Administration to "act promptly" to adopt rules and hold public hearings about the use of body scanners. Observers note that the TSA has not held the hearings yet. TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers said the TSA will announce the public comment process in the Federal Register next year. So far, the court has not penalized the TSA for not holding the hearings. The agency had argued that a public comment period would hinder its ability to respond to “ever-evolving threats.” (7/16) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA assists UK airports with security during Olympics
    Transportation Security Administration agents will man security checkpoints at U.K. airports during the Summer Olympics as part of an effort to ease staffing concerns, according to media reports. The TSA agents will primarily work with U.S. carriers. NBC News (7/16) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Former TSA screener charged with grand larceny
    A former Transportation Security Administration agent who allegedly stole cash from a traveler at Virginia’s Norfolk International Airport has been charged with grand larceny and indicted by a grand jury. John W. Irwin allegedly took cash that a traveler left at a security checkpoint, airport authority spokesman Wayne Shank said. The money was eventually returned to the traveler. The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk) (7/17) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Airports are becoming healthier places
    As airports try to gain a competitive edge over one another, many are instituting healthier options for travelers. San Francisco and Dallas, for example, now offer a free yoga room, while Indianapolis, Cleveland, St. Louis and Dallas have mapped out half-mile walking trails. Several airports are also requiring vendors to offer food items lower in fat and calories. The overall strategy is to offer travelers more options so that they choose certain airports over others, thereby driving up the airports’ revenue. The Wall Street Journal (7/16) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Airlines, pilots object to proposal by Homeland Security
    A spending proposal by the Department of Homeland Security that would allow foreign governments to pay for preclearance facilities at international airports would leave U.S. carriers at a disadvantage, according to groups that represent U.S. airlines and pilots. "This kind of policy choice clearly undermines the ability of U.S. carriers to compete in the global marketplace and puts American jobs at risk," said Nicholas Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America, a group that represents U.S. carriers. TravelPulse (7/16) 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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