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2012-02-15 14:41:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) today announced their intent to expand the Known Crewmember program to more U.S. airports in 2012, following a successfully completed test of the risk-based security program at seven hub airports. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111201/DC15444LOGO) "A4A and its members are...

2012-02-08 11:30:00

Association Continues to Advocate for "Efficient and Safe" Travel ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the voice of the global business travel industry - today applauded the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) announcement of the expansion of the PreCheck(TM) program. TSA PreCheck(TM) is a pre-screening initiative that makes risk assessments on passengers who voluntarily participate prior to their arrival...

2012-02-01 01:01:30

Anyone who has flown on a commercial airline since 2001 is well aware of increasingly strict measures at airport security checkpoints. A study by Illinois researchers demonstrates that intensive screening of all passengers actually makes the system less secure by overtaxing security resources. University of Illinois computer science and mathematics professor Sheldon H. Jacobson, in collaboration with Adrian J. Lee at the Central Illinois Technology and Education Research Institute,...

2012-01-24 12:57:00

GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) is celebrating the grand opening of its Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint today. The new checkpoint is four times larger, is configured for four screening lanes (expandable to six lanes) and features the newest security screening technology. The completion of the new checkpoint is part of CAK 2018 the airport's 10-year, $110 million Capital Improvement Plan. Construction began...

2011-12-20 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, formerly known as the Air Transport Association, today estimated that the upcoming holiday travel period will see fewer fliers than a year ago due to lingering economic concerns; however, flights are still expected to be full, as airlines have adjusted capacity in response to rising cost pressures. (Logo:...

2011-12-19 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Administration workers nationwide, will hold a press conference Dec. 20 to call on TSA Administrator John Pistole to immediately afford TSA employees the basic due process rights all other federal employees are granted. "TSA refuses to allow its employees the same due process rights afforded to other federal employees, including those at TSA's head...

2011-12-16 13:45:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Administration workers nationwide, will hold a press conference Dec. 20 to call on TSA Administrator John Pistole to immediately afford TSA employees the basic due process rights all other federal employees are granted. "TSA refuses to allow its employees the same due process rights afforded to other federal employees, including those at TSA's...

2011-12-14 10:32:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SpectraFluidics Inc., a company that specializes in developing and manufacturing trace vapor chemical detection and analysis technology, was recently awarded a $1.3 million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (DHS/TSA). The scope of the award is to develop and validate a vapor detection system that quickly and efficiently detects homemade explosives, and can be used as...

2011-12-14 08:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SpectraFluidics Inc., a company that specializes in developing and manufacturing vapor trace chemical detection technology, was recently awarded a $1.3 million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (DHS/TSA). The scope of the award is to develop and validate a vapor detection system that quickly and efficiently detects homemade explosives on passengers and in...

2011-12-09 15:31:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Republican-backed bill in the House designed to remove the officer title from federal airport screeners does nothing but add insult and disrespect to workers performing essential duties at an agency key to this country's security, the American Federation of Government Employees said today. "Every single member of Congress should be supporting federal employees, not trying to demean them," AFGE National President John Gage said. "This bill...