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2011-07-21 05:50:00

New software will soon be installed in some airport body scanners that will allow travelers to be screened without having naked digital images created of them, the Transportation Security Administration announced on Wednesday. The full-body scanners, which now operate at 78 airports throughout the U.S., use low levels of radiation that create an image of travelers that TSA officials use to identify any hidden weapons or contraband. Once installed, the new software enables the scanners to...

2011-04-01 20:19:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), and the Air Transport Association (ATA) met recently with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole and received approval from TSA for testing of a new crewmember screening system. This enhanced identity and employment verification system for airline pilots will make airport checkpoint screening more efficient for all who depend on air transportation. The...

2011-02-18 12:10:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Kevin Donovan as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) in Oklahoma City. In this capacity he will be responsible for handling day-to-day security operations, which includes both passenger and baggage screening at OKC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) For more than seven years, Donovan worked in different...

2010-12-08 14:12:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced today that it expects 43.6 million passengers(1) to travel on U.S. carriers over the upcoming winter holidays(2), up approximately 3 percent from the 42.3 million passengers(1) estimated to have flown during the same period in 2009.(3) Daily passenger volumes are expected to range from 1.7 million to 2.3 million during...

2010-11-22 15:03:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole today issued a public service announcement to thank the traveling public for their continued support and partnership and address new implemented procedures. The message is being made available to airports nationwide to play on public announcement systems during this holiday travel season in order to ensure passengers are prepared for screening when coming through...

2010-11-05 09:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Gail Levario as the Federal Security Director for Sacramento International Airport (SMF). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) A TSA employee since 2002, Levario served the agency in a number of positions, most recently as general manager for Compliance Programs at TSA headquarters. In...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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