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November 2, 2012


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  • Op-ed: Better technology, fewer checkpoint lanes needed
    While the Transportation Security Administration may have prevented any terrorist attacks on air transport since the TSA was created in 2002, it needs updates and improvements to stay on the public’s good side, writes Air Transport World Executive Editor Karen Walker. "In particular, a pre-flight clearance procedure should be developed for those people with metal joint replacements, artificial limbs and similar medical implants so that they are not subjected to patdowns at every checkpoint," she says. Air Transport World (11/1) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report: DHS workers have lower morale than other federal employees
    Department of Homeland Security employees have lower morale on average than other federal employees, according to last year’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Job satisfaction was particularly low among employees of the Transportation Security Administration. Unhappiness over pay and the fairness of performance evaluations were contributing factors, according to an analysis from the Government Accountability Office. Government Executive (11/1) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Foreign-visitor spending in the U.S. reached $13.8B in August
    The Department of Commerce reports that international visitors spent $13.8 billion in the U.S. in August, up 3% from the same period last year. Foreign-visitor spending during the first eight months of the year rose 8% from last year, to $109.2 billion, the agency reports. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (11/1) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dallas Love Field names Boingo to handle Wi-Fi operations
    Boingo Wireless has been picked to install and operate the wireless Internet networks for Dallas Love Field airport in Texas as part of the latter’s revitalization project. The new wireless service will debut next year along with the remodeled airport. It will be offered in tiered service levels, with free Wi-Fi for casual users and pay service for those who want more bandwidth. American City Business Journals/Los Angeles (11/1) 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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