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October 26, 2012

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October 26, 2012
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  • TSA relocates backscatter scanners
    The Transportation Security Administration is getting rid of full-body X-ray scanners at seven major airports and moving them to smaller hubs. The scanners will be replaced with millimeter-wave scanners, which use radio waves. While some praise the removal due to privacy and health concerns, the TSA says relocating the scanners is an effort to more quickly process travelers. CBS News/The Associated Press (10/25) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Miami security director discusses Travel Channel show
    Lauren Stover, assistant aviation director for public safety, security and communications at Miami International Airport, talks about how she got started in the security industry and why she wanted to participate in "Airport 24/7: Miami," a new reality show on the Travel Channel. "I felt this was the right company for us to partner with to tell our story and to give people an opportunity to see what it’s like to run a major international airport," she says in this interview. SecurityInfoWatch.com (10/25) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • DHS, TSA need to slim down, become more agile, lawmaker says
    Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., says the Department of Homeland Security needs to find a "smarter, leaner, more agile approach" to its mission, with the Transportation Security Administration specifically in need of change. In this column for the Washington Times, Rogers cites the current economic climate as necessitating changes including a reduced, more efficient workforce and abandonment of programs that do not foster security. The Washington Times (10/25) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cox & Kings exec reveals trend forecast for travel industry in 2013
    Travel in 2013 will see more trips to historical sites, family travel to exotic destinations and extended luxury vacations, says Scott Wiseman, president of the Americas unit of luxury-travel firm Cox & Kings, which has unveiled its forecast for next year’s travel trends. "Authentic, life-changing moments are still high on travelers’ priorities list, and — with this age’s tech savvy — sharing these moments instantly with those back home is more convenient and exciting than ever, creating a rich, dynamic dialogue about travel and new cultures," Wiseman said. TravelAge West (10/26) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Delta’s refinery gives quick payback
    An oil refinery in Trainer, Pa., that Delta Air Lines acquired this spring and converted to produce aviation fuel is expected to break even or become cash-positive in the fourth quarter, according to the company’s chief financial officer, Paul Jacobson. The unprecedented purchase of a refinery by an airline is expected to reduce the airline’s costs by $300 million annually once it reaches full production capacity. Reuters (10/24) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • U.S., Australia unions create alliance
    The Transport Workers Union of America and the Transport Workers’ Union of Australia are teaming up to create the Trans-Pacific Transport Unions Alliance. The deal will let them share operational practices and play more of a role with multinational employers, privatization issues and corporate alliances. Reuters (10/25) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Registration now open for the 12th Annual AAAE Aviation Security Summit
    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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