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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...

2010-12-11 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...

2009-11-02 07:05:00

SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide security equipment integration services to the Office of Security Technology (OST). The multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a five year period of performance and a ceiling value of $500 million for all awardees. Work will...

2009-03-27 10:39:27

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration violated federal law by using a SimpliFLY slogan embraced by a Utah airport, a lawsuit alleges. USA Today said Friday that a lawsuit filed by the Salt Lake City International Airport claims TSA officials allegedly committed trademark infringement through a 2007 campaign that encouraged passengers to neatly pack their carry-on luggage. Airport officials allege the SimpliFLY slogan used in the TSA campaign has been in use at the Salt Lake City...

2009-02-09 07:00:00

Cleared Job Board resume database provides 'best value for the U.S. Government' FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearedJobs.Net announced today its selection by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for a two-year, exclusive contract for security cleared job board resume searching and job posting. TSA employs approximately 50,000 people from Alaska to Puerto Rico to ensure Americans traveling by plane, train, automobile or ferry are safe and secure and oversees...

2008-10-14 09:00:23

A new computer program that simulates explosions aboard passenger jets could lead to changes in U.S. airport safety procedures, officials say. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque have created the first computer model that simulates a bomb blowing up an airliner. Officials hope it will be an improvement over the current practice of testing planes by detonating actual bombs in retired jets, USA Today reported Tuesday....

2008-09-16 12:00:28

By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Its aviation agency's president reportedly says TSA insists on slandering his country. CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's aviation agency is cutting the number of flights it will allow U.S. airlines to and from the country, an aviation official said Thursday. Venezuela's National Civil Aviation Institute has informed American, Continental and Delta Air Lines that they will be allowed fewer flights to Venezuela starting Sept. 28, the official said. He spoke on...

2008-08-14 15:00:44

A program designed to find weapons in U.S. airport screening is "a waste of money," a U.S. House of Representatives committee chairman says. The problem is a lack of follow up on why screeners fail to spot guns, knives and bombs on undercover agents, says Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., head of the House Homeland Security Committee. Results of the covert tests are classified but recent reports made public told of investigators repeatedly smuggling liquid explosives and detonators past...

2008-07-31 15:00:44

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it may fine airlines up to $25,000 when they wrongly tell passengers they're on a terrorist watch list. TSA officials, stymied that airlines haven't taken steps to eliminate the delays and irritation that happen when a passenger has a name close to a terrorist watch list entry, said it would meet with airlines to make sure they aren't alarming people and telling them they're on a watch list when they aren't, spokeswoman Ellen Howe told...

2008-07-22 15:00:48

U.S. transportation authorities want to fine the city of Chicago $10,000 for allegedly handcuffing and detaining federal undercover inspectors, sources say. Inspectors from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration were conducting an undercover assessment of security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when they were seized and handcuffed by unarmed officers working for the city's aviation department, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. The newspaper said the officers...