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October 24, 2012

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October 24, 2012
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  • Atlanta airport already has millimeter wave scanners
    The Transportation Security Administration is removing backscatter X-ray machines from several airports in the U.S. The scanners at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta will stay, however, because they use millimeter wave imaging technology to scan fliers more quickly and produce a generic outline of the body instead of an image. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (10/23) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Terrorism still an issue in America
    Terrorism may not be the top election issue as the November presidential election nears, according to polls, but it’s a reality that Americans face. The Obama administration wants to renew a program that would monitor suspects’ international chatter, which could include keeping tabs on communication from average Americans. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (10/24), Forbes (10/23) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Home for the Thanksgiving holiday will cost more in 2012
    According to Travelocity, airline fares for the Thanksgiving holiday will be up 9% this year over fares in 2011 between Nov. 17 and Nov. 27. The average round trip within the U.S. is expecting to cost $386 including taxes. To save money, fly from a smaller airport or consider traveling on the morning of the holiday, says Courtney Scott, Travelocity senior editor. USA TODAY (10/23) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Unused cargo building at JFK airport may house animal complex
    Officials with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have signed an agreement with a group of private investors who hope to convert an unused cargo building at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York city into a 108,000-square-foot complex equipped to handle animal cargo. The new facility is expected to have kennels for dogs and cats under quarantine, animal exercise space, a groomer and an animal hospital equipped to deal with exotic animals that need specialized procedures. The Wall Street Journal (10/22) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Congress launches independent safety review of UAVs
    The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that there could be up to 10,000 unmanned aerial vehicles flying in U.S. skies in five years. Members of Congress have launched an independent review to determine if the FAA is taking the required steps to develop a new law to manage that growth. KPRC-TV (Houston)/CNN (10/23) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Registration is now open 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. Click here to register! sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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