Latest Transportation Security Administration Stories

2011-08-09 11:09:00

Program Strengthens Aviation Security, Expedites Passenger Screening WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) and the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) today began operating the first test site for the Known Crewmember program at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Known Crewmember, a new enhanced security-screening program for airline crew members, positively verifies a pilot's identity and employment status,...

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...

2011-07-14 14:41:00

Positive Step to Improving Security, Travel Experience WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today praised the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for launching a known-traveler program, and expressed its commitment to partner with the TSA in the coming months on the test program for a new, expedited screening protocol for select airline passengers. "We...

2011-07-13 09:10:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations asked Congress to direct the Transportation Security Administration to work with industry rather than issuing excessive, burdensome and duplicative security rules. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "The private sector is an essential partner and part of the solution for combating terrorism," ATA Vice President of Security and Operations Martin Rojas told the House...

2011-07-12 13:06:00

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, expressed its commitment to continue to work cooperatively with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as it works to implement a risk-based security regime and deliver a more efficient and cost-effective system. "Effective, efficient security is vital to the U.S. airline industry in fulfilling our central role in...

2011-07-12 11:55:00

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=53&sid=2449813 WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn more about the nation's debt crisis. The show, which originally aired on Friday, July 8, is now available on demand. U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) discussed consequences of exceeding the debt ceiling and why a short-term deal must be avoided. Edwards also addressed the impact cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social...

2011-07-07 06:00:00

According to U.S. officials, the government has warned airlines that terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into people in an attempt to get past screening procedures. Nicholas Kimball, spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), told the Los Angeles Times that passengers flying to the U.S. could now face even tougher screening measures. "These measures are designed to be unpredictable, so passengers should not expect to see the same activity at...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'