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2013-09-26 08:20:51

WILMINGTON, Mass., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, announced today that it has sold its TSA-approved QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector to DMS Logistics for use in air cargo screening in the United States. DMS Logistics is a Rio De Janerio, Brazil-based global provider of logistics solutions founded in 1987. In the U.S., the company...

2013-09-25 08:20:53

QS-B220 units replace competing TSA grandfathered systems WILMINGTON, Mass., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB:IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, announced today that it has sold its TSA-approved QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector to Illinois-based R&M Trucking. The systems were purchased to replace TSA grandfathered systems, which are currently approved to screen cargo, but...

2013-08-02 16:21:42

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today applauded the Senate's passage of the Helping Heroes Fly Act, introduced by Sens. Mark Pryor and Kelly Ayotte. This bill, spearheaded by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, had wide bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. AFGE supported the bill since its inception because of its language that addresses the needs of America's veterans while traveling through airport security and the...

2013-08-01 16:21:44

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The union representing over 45,000 Transportation Security Officers today blasted TSA critics on Capitol Hill for trying to sensationalize the report's findings. The American Federation of Government Employees said the report itself found that only a tiny fraction of the huge workforce was involved in any misconduct, and fewer still have been involved in misconduct that had any relation to security. In a statement, AFGE National...

2013-07-26 12:20:20

MIAMI, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Doug Brittin as its new Secretary General, effective August 15th 2013. Doug brings over 33 years of experience to the post, which has included senior roles in the transport and logistics industry as well as in government. During a long career in the transportation industry, Doug held executive level sales, marketing and operational positions with leading companies...

2013-06-05 20:20:10

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Hudson, President of FlyersRights.org expressed "relief" that the TSA today announced it was shelving not just postponing its announced rule change allowing passengers to carry knives up to 6 centimeters on airliners. FlyersRight.org, the largest airline passenger organization, had filed a legal petition in opposition with the Flight Attendants and other unions, spoke out against it on numerous occasions, and submitted...

2013-06-05 20:20:08

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued this statement today following the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announcement that airport security officers will continue to enforce the current prohibited items list which prohibits all knives: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC58223LOGO) "It's simple: no knives on planes, ever again. We commend the efforts of TSA Administrator John Pistole to review...

2013-06-05 16:20:33

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 90,000-strong Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions today celebrated the success of its campaign to keep knives off planes and commended the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for holding the line against weapons on flights. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC58223LOGO) "We promised 'No Knives on Planes Ever Again,' and today that promise was kept," the Flight Attendant Coalition announced. "Terrorists armed...

2013-06-05 16:20:29

Decision to rescind proposed policy change is right one for TSOs, aviation workers and traveling public WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees applauds the Obama administration's decision today to rescind a policy change that would have allowed knives on airplanes for the first time since 9/11. "This decision is the right one for the safety and security of every Transportation Security Officer, airline passenger and...

2013-05-22 12:22:06

145 Members of Congress Sign Letter to Administrator Pistole WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing nearly 90,000 flight attendants, applauded the efforts of Congress to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin for good. Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Michael Grimm (R-NY) led the effort by authoring the letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and generating bipartisan support. In all, 145...