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November 1, 2012

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November 1, 2012
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  • TSA contracting focus group to meet Nov. 6
    The Transportation Security Administration is joining forces with the nonprofit Washington Homeland Security Roundtable on a series of focus groups that will examine TSA’s contracting and acquisitions processes. "The intent is to identify policies, regulations, and practices that provide little or no added value, in terms of cost, schedule or risk, as well as those policies, regulations, and practices that could be improved to help reduce costs and acquisition cycle time," according to a notice published by the TSA. Government Security News (10/31) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to use TSA system for expedited security checks
    The Transportation Safety Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol have joined their security databases to help expedite security pre-screening for trusted travelers at participating airports throughout the U.S. The simplified procedure involves entering the PASS ID number included on each traveler’s government-issued Global Entry, Sentri or Nexus card into the "Known traveler number" space when making a flight reservation. This generates a barcode on the traveler’s boarding pass that the TSA can identify to route the traveler to an expedited screening line. Forbes (10/31) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Travel agents see rising demand for foreign trips
    Over half of U.S. travel agent revenue in 2011 came from trips to foreign destinations, according to an industry survey from Travel Weekly. The increase may be due to several factors, including agents who push higher-priced travel, travelers who seek out agents for more complicated international trips and pent-up demand for international travel that was put on hold during the recession. The boom in river cruises has also helped to fuel international travel, said American Society of Travel Agents President Nina Meyer. Travel Weekly (10/31) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • American Airlines, Sabre reach settlement
    American Airlines has reached a settlement with Sabre Holdings. In its lawsuit, American claimed that one unit of Sabre doubled the fees it charged the airline to display flight data. American is expected to receive an undisclosed sum of money from Sabre. The companies renewed their business agreement, according to a jointly issued statement. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/31) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Drone-makers move toward shared domestic airspace
    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft, recently tested a Predator B drone equipped with location systems like those on commercial aircraft. The company suggests that drones with these systems onboard may one day be able to share domestic airspace. RedOrbit (10/30) 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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