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2008-07-31 06:00:42

By Thomas Frank WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration is threatening to fine airlines up to $25,000 when they erroneously tell passengers they are on a terrorist watch list. TSA officials, frustrated that carriers have not taken steps to eliminate the hassle that occurs when a passenger has a name similar to someone on a terrorist watch list, plan to meet with airlines this week to "make sure they aren't alarming people and telling them they're on a watch list when...

2008-07-17 15:00:45

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today launched crewPASS, a test program designed to evaluate expedited access to secure areas of airports for properly credentialed commercial flight deck crew members. The program is a mandate of the 9/11 bill and will be evaluated at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport and Columbia (S.C.) Metropolitan Airport. Eligible flight deck crew members will enter the secure area of these...

2006-02-09 17:35:36

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The development of an updated computerized program for vetting airline passengers against security watch lists has stalled again because of privacy concerns and questions about how the project is being managed, U.S. government officials said on Thursday. Kip Hawley, chief of the Transportation Security Administration, told Congress that he had ordered a review of the information technology systems at the heart of the long delayed and much...

2006-02-09 13:25:00

WASHINGTON -- A federally run computerized program for vetting airline passengers against security watch lists has stalled again over new concerns about privacy, U.S. government officials said on Thursday. Kip Hawley, chief of the Transportation Security Administration, told Congress that he had ordered a review of information technology systems at the heart of the long delayed and much maligned Secure Flight program. "This is the time to ensure that Secure Flight's security, operational and...

2005-12-15 10:10:35

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sarah Zapolsky was checking in for a flight to Italy when she discovered her 9-month-old son's name was on the United States' "no-fly" list of suspected terrorists. "We pointed down to the stroller, and he sat there and gurgled," Zapolsky said, recalling the incident at Dulles International Airport outside Washington in July. "The desk agent started laughing. ... She couldn't print us out a boarding pass because he's...

2005-08-18 17:57:25

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Alaskans and one former state resident sued the U.S. Transportation Security Administration on Thursday in an effort to find out what information the agency collected about them as part of its troubled airline passenger screening program. In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Anchorage, two travel agents and two public school administrators argued that the TSA broke the law when it secretly assembled profiles of air...

2005-08-18 14:06:25

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Alaskans and one former state resident sued the U.S. Transportation Security Administration on Thursday in an effort to find out what information the agency collected about them as part of its troubled airline passenger screening program. In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Anchorage, two travel agents and two public school administrators argued that the TSA broke the law when it secretly assembled profiles of air...


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