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TSA Uses Current Assumptions and Airport-Specific Data for Its Staffing Process and Monitors Passenger Wait Times ...
Government Accountability Office
Thu, 01 Feb 2018
18:50:26 GMT

TSA Uses Current Assumptions and Airport-Specific Data for Its Staffing Process and Monitors Passenger Wait Times ... Government Accountability Office The Aviation Security Act of 2016 includes a provision for GAO to review TSA's process for allocating TSOs. This report...

TSA the scapegoat for aviation authority at Orlando airport: Letters
Orlando Sentinel
Fri, 09 Feb 2018
23:12:55 GMT

Orlando Sentinel TSA the scapegoat for aviation authority at Orlando airport: Letters Orlando Sentinel Transportation Security Administration officers have never been anything but helpful and polite. Yes, there are long lines, but who is responsible but the Greater Orlando...

DHS's New Plan for Refugee Screening Looks a Lot Like TSA PreCheck
Defense One
Wed, 31 Jan 2018
20:55:32 GMT

Defense One DHS's New Plan for Refugee Screening Looks a Lot Like TSA PreCheck Defense One Aviation security programs are also risk-based, said the official. Of course, refugees seeking entry into the United States are screened by representative of...

TSA imposing stricter cargo screening for 5 Middle East countries
CNN
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
16:22:53 GMT

CNN TSA imposing stricter cargo screening for 5 Middle East countries CNN (CNN) The Transportation Security Administration, citing terror concerns, is implementing a stricter screening program for air cargo arriving to the United States from five countries in the...

New Aviation Fees Could Cost Travelers $3 Billion
TravelPulse
Sat, 17 Feb 2018
19:40:46 GMT

TravelPulse New Aviation Fees Could Cost Travelers $3 Billion TravelPulse Instead of upping the PFC, the new budget is eyeing increases for Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) fees, which could potentially cost...

TSA's Pekoske Stresses Need To Work with Industry
Aviation International News
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
17:34:06 GMT

TSA's Pekoske Stresses Need To Work with Industry Aviation International News The new chief of the Transportation Security Administration, David Pekoske, picked up on many themes of his predecessor in stressing industry collaboration and taking a risked-based approach when he...

TSA Could Improve How it Processes Sensitive Security Information, Finds OIG
HSToday
Thu, 15 Feb 2018
21:16:26 GMT

HSToday TSA Could Improve How it Processes Sensitive Security Information, Finds OIG HSToday There have been previous concerns about the way TSA handles sensitive security information. In May 2016, the House Committee on Homeland Security requested that the OIG...

Rectrix Fleet Approved for DCA Flights
Aviation International News
Mon, 12 Feb 2018
17:40:09 GMT

Rectrix Fleet Approved for DCA Flights Aviation International News Charter operator and FBO Rectrix Aviation recently received authorization by the Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) to fly its charter jets into and out of Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport...

Dem senator introduces bill to help DHS identify terror threats
The Hill
Wed, 07 Feb 2018
21:56:34 GMT

The Hill Dem senator introduces bill to help DHS identify terror threats The Hill The Texas lawmaker, who previously served as an undercover CIA officer, said the measure would speed up the cumbersome process of searching and then vetting...

TSA Names DFW Airport Innovation Test Site for New Security Ideas
dallasinnovates.com
Mon, 05 Feb 2018
21:25:11 GMT

dallasinnovates.com TSA Names DFW Airport Innovation Test Site for New Security Ideas dallasinnovates.com With this partnership, we can find new ways to work together to improve all aspects of aviation security, he said. In a blog last month on...

James Madison University students to focus on improving TSA security checkpoints through Homeland S&T program
Homeland Preparedness News
Wed, 14 Feb 2018
13:15:40 GMT

Homeland Preparedness News James Madison University students to focus on improving TSA security checkpoints through Homeland S&T program Homeland Preparedness News James Madison University students will explore new approaches that the Transportation Administration ( TSA ) can use to...

Inside DHS's complicated relationship with industry
FedScoop
Thu, 15 Feb 2018
20:05:42 GMT

FedScoop Inside DHS's complicated relationship with industry FedScoop A new report examining the business relationship between the Department of Homeland Security and private sector contractors can be summed up in two words: It's complicated. The report, issued Wednesday by...

DHS S&T & JMU Partner on Aviation Security with Hacking 4 Defense
107.180.56.147 (press release) (blog)
Tue, 13 Feb 2018
22:39:57 GMT

107.180.56.147 (press release) (blog) DHS S&T & JMU Partner on Aviation Security with Hacking 4 Defense 107.180.56.147 (press release) (blog) The H4D class will engage with stakeholders throughout the aviation security industry and will develop a website to publish...

A4A Urges Lawmakers to Reject Unnecessary Tax Hikes on Airline Customers
Business Wire (press release)
Mon, 12 Feb 2018
21:23:00 GMT

Business Wire (press release) A4A Urges Lawmakers to Reject Unnecessary Tax Hikes on Airline Customers Business Wire (press release) Increasing taxes in any form will add to the cost of flying for millions of Americans, curtail job growth and...

Higher Ticket Fees Proposed in New TSA Budget
AirlineGeeks.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018
13:03:53 GMT

AirlineGeeks.com Higher Ticket Fees Proposed in New TSA Budget AirlineGeeks.com Billions of dollars have already been diverted from aviation security to go towards deficit reduction or other sectors of government. Improving the aging airport security technology became a priority...

    Orlando airport considers ousting TSA for private screening
Orlando Sentinel
Tue, 06 Feb 2018
22:35:03 GMT

Orlando Sentinel Orlando airport considers ousting TSA for private screening Orlando Sentinel But as TSA was being created, private security was established at five airports, including those in Kansas City, Mo., and San Francisco. Of the two, San Francisco's...

Pekoske: TSA Advances Security & Innovation In 2017 (Multi-Video)
107.180.56.147 (press release) (blog)
Tue, 23 Jan 2018
19:43:40 GMT

107.180.56.147 (press release) (blog) Pekoske: TSA Advances Security & Innovation In 2017 (Multi-Video) 107.180.56.147 (press release) (blog) At TSA , 2017 was marked not only by record traveling numbers 771.5 million (771,556,886) passengers traveled securely through 440 federalized airports...

US Orders Extra Air Cargo Screening for Flights from Mideast
Voice of America
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
20:44:13 GMT

Voice of America US Orders Extra Air Cargo Screening for Flights from Mideast Voice of America U.S. authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries,...

TSA introduces new checkpoint security process at Richmond International Airport
Henrico Citizen
Wed, 14 Feb 2018
15:33:24 GMT

Henrico Citizen TSA introduces new checkpoint security process at Richmond International Airport Henrico Citizen The new procedures require travelers to place all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening at checkpoints and are...

PBI Customs Now Closes Three Hours before Prez TFRs
Aviation International News
Thu, 15 Feb 2018
18:05:50 GMT

PBI Customs Now Closes Three Hours before Prez TFRs Aviation International News General aviation operations into PBI during the TFR require prior screening at a gateway airport. The FAA has designated Orlando International (MCO), Fort Lauderdale International (FLL), Dulles International...

DHS S&T Partners With James Madison University
Newswise (press release)
Mon, 12 Feb 2018
15:32:43 GMT

DHS S&T Partners With James Madison University Newswise (press release) The H4D class will engage with stakeholders throughout the aviation security industry and will develop a website to publish their research and facilitate student research networks across different institutions. Throughout...

Trained pooches to help TSA with Super Bowl influx
UPI.com
Fri, 02 Feb 2018
20:15:25 GMT

UPI.com Trained pooches to help TSA with Super Bowl influx UPI.com "If a dog alerts its handler to something suspicious, TSA follows an established procedure to resolve the alarm," a news release from the agency said. "The use of...

TSA confiscates record number of guns in 2017
UPI.com
Sun, 04 Feb 2018
23:36:58 GMT

UPI.com TSA confiscates record number of guns in 2017 UPI.com "When you look at the top 10 airports with the highest seizures, a lot are in states where concealed carry is common," aviation security expert Jeff Price told CNBC....

'Serial Stowaway' Arrested for 10th Time After Sneaking Onto Another Flight
Travel+Leisure
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
18:29:45 GMT

Travel+Leisure 'Serial Stowaway' Arrested for 10th Time After Sneaking Onto Another Flight Travel+Leisure A woman nicknamed the serial stowaway was caught in London earlier this month after sneaking onto a British Airways flight from Chicago. It marks at least...

Rewarding Work: ONR Autonomous System a Finalist for Aviation Award
DVIDS (press release)
Tue, 13 Feb 2018
18:39:00 GMT

DVIDS (press release) Rewarding Work: ONR Autonomous System a Finalist for Aviation Award DVIDS (press release) A partnership between the Office of Naval Research and technology company Aurora Flight Sciences, AACUS will transition to the Marine Corps for further...

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Named As TSA Innovation Site Airport
PR Newswire (press release)
Fri, 02 Feb 2018
14:11:57 GMT

PR Newswire (press release) Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Named As TSA Innovation Site Airport PR Newswire (press release) " TSA has actively been demonstrating new technologies in airports across the country, and we are pleased that DFW Airport...

Five Muslim-Majority Countries Face New, Stricter Rules From TSA
In Homeland Security
Wed, 24 Jan 2018
15:47:33 GMT

Five Muslim-Majority Countries Face New, Stricter Rules From TSA In Homeland Security These countries were chosen because of a demonstrated intent by terrorist groups to attack aviation from them, an unidentified official told CBS. The TSA did not immediately respond...

Reduced request for airport scanners earns a broadside from Rep. McCaul
FedScoop
Mon, 05 Feb 2018
21:37:16 GMT

FedScoop Reduced request for airport scanners earns a broadside from Rep. McCaul FedScoop The Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) originally sought $150 million for 300 of the machines, which McCaul said are essential to the nation's aviation security,...

Temporary Tsa Prescreening Program To Be Offered Again
Brinkwire (press release)
Mon, 19 Feb 2018
12:56:15 GMT

Temporary Tsa Prescreening Program To Be Offered Again Brinkwire (press release) The TSA said the program allows travelers to go through security in a more efficient way, eliminating the need to remove shoes and allowing laptops to stay in their...

Rectrix Fleet Now Approved for DCA Flights
AviationPros.com
Thu, 01 Feb 2018
20:35:52 GMT

Rectrix Fleet Now Approved for DCA Flights AviationPros.com Concord, MA (February 1, 2018) - Rectrix Aviation announced that it is has received authorization by the Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) to fly its charter jet fleet into and out...



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