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TSA chief tested as terror threats move to the streets
The Hill
Thu, 14 Dec 2017
11:08:01 GMT

The Hill TSA chief tested as terror threats move to the streets The Hill In fact, on the aviation side, the threat is as present as it was on 9/11. It's just evolved, Pekoske said. Right before Pekoske took...

TSA Strengthened Foreign Airport Assessments and Air Carrier Inspections, but Could Improve Analysis to Better ...
Government Accountability Office
Mon, 04 Dec 2017
20:02:03 GMT

Airlines International (press release) TSA Strengthened Foreign Airport Assessments and Air Carrier Inspections, but Could Improve Analysis to Better ... Government Accountability Office In its analysis of TSA foreign airport assessment results, GAO found that during fiscal years 2012...

Audit: TSA Inspectors Only Spend 'Half Their Working Hours' on Work amid 'Increased' Terror Threat
Breitbart News
Mon, 18 Dec 2017
01:50:47 GMT

Breitbart News Audit: TSA Inspectors Only Spend 'Half Their Working Hours' on Work amid 'Increased' Terror Threat Breitbart News According to the GAO, more than 16 years after the 9/11 al-Qaeda terrorist attacks that devastated the American homeland, the...

Detect Demo with DHS and TSA Personnel
Business Wire (press release)
Mon, 04 Dec 2017
12:05:38 GMT

Detect Demo with DHS and TSA Personnel Business Wire (press release) The TRACER 1000 is a mass spectrometry-based explosives trace detector (ETD), custom-developed for the TSA as an improvement over and replacement for the ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) ETD systems...

Congratulations to DHS & TSA. Sort Of .
AviationPros.com (blog)
Thu, 14 Dec 2017
14:21:12 GMT

AviationPros.com (blog) Congratulations to DHS & TSA . Sort Of . AviationPros.com (blog) In its annual analysis of the Best Places To Work, based on an OMB survey of more than 498,000 government employees from200 Federal organizations, the Partnership...

Committee advances bill directing DHS, TSA to build breeding network of bomb-sniffing dogs
Transportation Today
Fri, 15 Dec 2017
13:56:41 GMT

Transportation Today Committee advances bill directing DHS , TSA to build breeding network of bomb-sniffing dogs Transportation Today The Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) and Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) would be directed to develop a...

TSA testing new screening technology to detect suicide vests
The Hill
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
17:34:14 GMT

The Hill TSA testing new screening technology to detect suicide vests The Hill The Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) is testing a new screening technology that can detect suicide vests in transit hubs and other soft-target areas, the...

House Bill To Tackle Range of Genav Security Issues
Aviation International News
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
18:28:52 GMT

House Bill To Tackle Range of Genav Security Issues Aviation International News Ron Estes (R-Kansas), the bill, Securing General Aviation and Commercial Air Carrier Service Act of 2017 (H.R.3669), is intended to highlight general aviation issues that often get lower...

Surface Transportation Inspector Activities Should Align More Closely With Identified Risks
Government Accountability Office
Thu, 14 Dec 2017
19:18:59 GMT

Surface Transportation Inspector Activities Should Align More Closely With Identified Risks Government Accountability Office In addition to mission-related activities, surface inspectors can assist with aviation -related activities. However, GAO found that TSA has incomplete information on the total time surface...

DHS lacks funding to install new screening technology at every airport
The Hill
Thu, 30 Nov 2017
17:08:38 GMT

The Hill DHS lacks funding to install new screening technology at every airport The Hill That's why the TSA started requiring passengers to put large electronics and other items into separate bins for screening. CT technology, however, could alleviate...

Holiday travel tip No. 1: Start separating electronics at TSA security checkpoints
Green Bay Press Gazette
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
22:01:00 GMT

Green Bay Press Gazette Holiday travel tip No. 1: Start separating electronics at TSA security checkpoints Green Bay Press Gazette During a Tuesday news conference at the airport, Mark Lendvay, TSA federal security director for Wisconsin, said airports have...

ELERTS Wins Airport Security Shark Tank
Business Wire (press release)
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
21:14:00 GMT

ELERTS Wins Airport Security Shark Tank Business Wire (press release) WEYMOUTH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ELERTS Corp, the leading provider of See Something Say Something mobile apps for transportation agencies, was named the winner of Airport Shark Tank at the 17th Annual AAAE...

Behold! The astonishing mental gymnastics of TSA apologists explaining why rich people don't need to be screened
Boing Boing
Wed, 22 Nov 2017
16:21:26 GMT

Boing Boing Behold! The astonishing mental gymnastics of TSA apologists explaining why rich people don't need to be screened Boing Boing But there's another problem with airplane hell: aviation is disproportionately the province of wealthy people with political influence...

NBAA applauds passage of aviation bill
Transportation Today
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
13:00:36 GMT

Transportation Today NBAA applauds passage of aviation bill Transportation Today Because general aviation and charter air carriers are a small percentage of stakeholders, they often fall to the bottom of Transportation Security Administration's ( TSA ) priorities. The bill...

TSA Administrator Addresses AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit
AviationNews.net
Wed, 06 Dec 2017
00:51:01 GMT

TSA Administrator Addresses AAAE/ TSA / DHS Aviation Security Summit AviationNews.net TSA Administrator David Pekoske spoke with AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli on Tuesday to kick off the 17th Annual AAAE/ TSA / DHS Aviation Security Summit in Arlington,...

    TSA Awards Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) a $4.4 Million Base Contract for Further Development of ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Wed, 29 Nov 2017
18:45:38 GMT

TSA Awards Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) a $4.4 Million Base Contract for Further Development of ... PR Newswire (press release) "The IDSS team is comprised of a number of security technology experts that are responsible for many of...

House Committee Approves Aviation Security Bills
AviationNews.net
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
23:26:51 GMT

House Committee Approves Aviation Security Bills AviationNews.net H.R. 4559, the Global Aviation System Security Reform Act, which would require TSA to conduct a global aviation security review within 180 days to address ways to improve aviation security standards across the...

Senate OKs Nielsen Nomination as DHS Secretary
Aviation International News
Wed, 06 Dec 2017
17:10:09 GMT

Minneapolis Star Tribune Senate OKs Nielsen Nomination as DHS Secretary Aviation International News Nielsen served as Kelly's chief of staff at DHS before moving with him over to the White House to become principal deputy chief of staff. She...

DHS S&T"s Homemade Explosive Characterization Program: Keeping Americans Safe
Newswise (press release)
Mon, 20 Nov 2017
17:34:46 GMT

DHS S&T"s Homemade Explosive Characterization Program: Keeping Americans Safe Newswise (press release) The HSARPA HME Characterization Program is a key partner in assisting TSA to leverage screening technologies to their fullest potential in mitigating the highest and most credible threats...

TSA PreCheck Program Needs More Workers Doing Background Checks, Report Says
AviationPros.com
Fri, 08 Dec 2017
11:58:39 GMT

Yahoo Finance TSA PreCheck Program Needs More Workers Doing Background Checks, Report Says AviationPros.com Dec. 07--The Transportation Security Administration's push to enroll 25 million people in its expedited screening program has fallen short, mainly because the agency failed to...

NH: TSA Employee Found to Have Gun at Work
AviationPros.com
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
12:07:49 GMT

NH: TSA Employee Found to Have Gun at Work AviationPros.com Dec. 07--A Transportation Security Administration employee -- in charge of making sure no one even brings nail clippers onto planes -- got himself in hot water when he brought a...

Trib editorial: More TSA screening failures demand a fix - Tribune
Review
Sat, 25 Nov 2017
22:16:28 GMT

Trib editorial: More TSA screening failures demand a fix Tribune-Review If TSA scrutiny is improving, it's marginal at best. Two years ago another undercover review by DHS found the TSA failed 95 percent of the time in detecting weapons or...

CT Technology at Airports Discussed at Hearing
AviationNews.net
Thu, 30 Nov 2017
23:21:59 GMT

Defense Daily Network CT Technology at Airports Discussed at Hearing AviationNews.net The House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing Thursday that included discussion of an array of homeland security issues, including aviation security and deploying computed tomography (CT) at...

GAO makes recommendations to improve foreign airport assessments, inspections despite recent improvements
Transportation Today
Wed, 06 Dec 2017
13:00:13 GMT

Transportation Today GAO makes recommendations to improve foreign airport assessments, inspections despite recent improvements Transportation Today Since 2011, TSA has improved foreign airport assessments and air carrier inspections by aligning resources based on risk, targeting high-risk regions with enhanced...

Senate DHS Funding Bill Includes Funding for LEO Reimbursement
AviationNews.net
Tue, 21 Nov 2017
23:32:41 GMT

Senate DHS Funding Bill Includes Funding for LEO Reimbursement AviationNews.net The draft bill will form the basis for ongoing negotiations with the House on a final FY 2018 funding package for DHS , TSA and CBP. The Senate draft includes...

Senate Committee Approves CBP Commissioner Nominee
AviationNews.net
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
22:24:33 GMT

Senate Committee Approves CBP Commissioner Nominee AviationNews.net Senate Committee Approves CBP Commissioner Nominee Dec 07, 2017 05:15 PM. top story photo The Senate Finance Committee approved the nomination of Kevin McAleenan to be CBP Commissioner on a voice vote Thursday...

The airport of the future will have extremely complicated lines
The Verge
Sun, 03 Dec 2017
19:00:34 GMT

The Verge The airport of the future will have extremely complicated lines The Verge For the past few years, governments have been gradually remaking the airport, transforming the single security check into a system of tiered clearances and background...

TSA Taps Govplace to Deploy Sqrrl Threat Hunting Software for Cyber Compromise Detection
ExecutiveBiz (blog)
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
15:06:24 GMT

ExecutiveBiz (blog) TSA Taps Govplace to Deploy Sqrrl Threat Hunting Software for Cyber Compromise Detection ExecutiveBiz (blog) Govplace has received a contract from the Transportation Security Administration to utilize Sqrrl-built threat hunting software designed to analyze information technology networks...

America's TSA praises security procedures of EgyptAir
Egypt Independent
Sun, 10 Dec 2017
11:17:06 GMT

Egypt Independent America's TSA praises security procedures of EgyptAir Egypt Independent As has been the case in previous reviews, the TSA delegation reviewed working manuals and security programs, airport security procedures, aircraft security, contingency plans, passenger registration procedures, baggage...

It's Time to Protect Americans by Privatizing the TSA
CNSNews.com
Mon, 20 Nov 2017
21:36:36 GMT

CNSNews.com It's Time to Protect Americans by Privatizing the TSA CNSNews.com The U.S. could mirror the Canadian public-private partnership, or switch to the Screening Partnership Program already in place, which currently allows airports to opt out of TSA screenings...



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