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2011-02-04 14:21:00

New Determination allows Transportation Security Officers to vote on whether they want representation for limited collective bargaining on non-security employment issues WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole today issued a Determination that provides a framework to protect TSA's ability to respond to evolving threats while allowing Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to vote on whether or not...

2011-02-03 12:20:00

AFGE encourages Senate to defeat amendment to bar TSA collective bargaining WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today urged senators to vote against an amendment to the FAA Authorization bill sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), named the Termination of Collective Bargaining for Transportation Security Administration Employees Act, which would prevent more than 40,000 Transportation Security Officers from being granted...

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2011-02-02 08:25:00

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Tuesday unveiled its new pilot program aimed at calming the uproar over full-body scanners used to screen travelers at airports around the country. The new software will no longer produce an image of the actual person said the TSA. The new scanners will be released in three US airports that will show screeners an alert on a generic male or female figure only if something suspicious is detected and will highlight the spot of concern. The...

2011-02-01 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin testing new software on its advanced imaging technology (AIT) machines that enhances privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images and instead auto-detects potential threat items and indicates their location on a generic outline of a person, TSA Administrator John Pistole announced today. TSA will test the new software at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)...

2011-01-28 22:38:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Federation of Government Employees today praised Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole for putting a stop to the privatization of this country's airport screening function, also known as the Screening Partnership Program (SPP). "The nation is secure in the sense that the safety of our skies will not be left in the hands of the lowest-bidder contractor, as it was before 9/11" AFGE National President...

2011-01-07 06:21:00

SAVANNAH, Georgia, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is investigating allegations that, Activair, an air cargo company failed to screen cargo for explosives carried on international passenger flights over the last eight months. Activair is a division of OHL International, a third party logistics company located in Tennessee. Based upon preliminary findings, the TSA ordered Activair's Indianapolis facility to stop handling air cargo at this...

2010-12-21 12:27:00

Overwhelming Majority Support a Trusted Traveler Program That Could Help Spur $84.6 Billion in More Travel Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts Convened By U.S. Travel Association to Make Recommendations in Coming Weeks WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As airports begin welcoming passengers during one of the busiest air travel periods of the year, a new survey reveals three in four air travelers believe "there has to be a better way" to conduct air travel security screening....

2010-12-15 15:05:00

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today that Andrew Jazwick has been appointed senior vice president of aviation security to help deliver threat detection products and services to key customers in support of the company's Security and Transportation Technology (STT) business unit (BU). In his new role, Jazwick will focus on the development of customer relationships related to SAIC's acquisition...

2010-12-11 00:00:37

A new online gift shop, TSAGiftShop.com, offers mugs, training posters, a line of "ËœTSA Replacement Clothing,' "ËœTSA 2011 Wall Calendar' and other bootleg products spoofing "ËœMale Junk,' TSA alleged abuses, and (alleged) "ËœSecret TSA Detention Centers.' Athens, OH (PRWEB) December 10, 2010 A new, on-line gift shop offers unauthorized 'TSA products' which poke fun at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and hopes to find a market...

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...