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Thursday, September 28th, 2023


Northrop Grumman outlines successful EGI-M test flight

Northrop Grumman Corporation has detailed the successful flight test of its advanced airborne navigation solution, Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) / Inertial Navigation System (INS) Modernization - known as EGI-M. “This flight test is a major step forward in developing our next... Read More »

TSA touts CAT, CT technology implementation

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials are espousing the benefits of implementing credential authentication technology (CAT) and computed tomography (CT) scanners at two airports. TSA indicated it has installed a new credential authentication technology (CAT) unit and a 3-D... Read More »

TSA opens Nevada training academy

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently opened the TSA Academy West in Las Vegas, Nev., with a ribbon cutting event attended by TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “The TSA Academy West expands our ability to train our new officers in an airport environment and provides them... Read More »

TSA outlines summer travel season preparedness

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials have indicated the agency is prepared to screen high volumes of passengers at nationwide airport security checkpoints this summer travel season.  “TSA is ready to handle this summer’s anticipated increase in travel,” TSA Administrator... Read More »

TSA procures new x-ray scanners for airport checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has procured three Computed Tomography (CT) x-ray scanner orders worth up to $1.3 billion to be deployed at airport checkpoints. The orders call for up to 426 base, 359 mid-size and 429 full-size scanner units, if all options are exercised, for... Read More »

DHS S&T touts new carry-on baggage screening system

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently installed a next generation carry-on baggage screening system at Boston Logan International Airport. “This new carry-on screening system is an important next step in aviation security,” S&T... Read More »

Senate panel advances bill targeting human trafficking

A group of lawmakers recently commended the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's advancement of the IMPACTT Human Trafficking Act, which supports individuals impacted by human trafficking. The bill introduced by Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI), James Lankford (R-OK), and John... Read More »

CBP, cruise line initiate facial biometrics effort

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has joined Carnival Cruise Line in launching facial biometric comparison technology for closed-loop cruises. The Port of Jacksonville, Fla., is the latest seaport to further secure and enhance the debarkation process. “CBP and Carnival are innovating the... Read More »

Bipartisan senators seek insight on visa processing delays

U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), co-chairs of the Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus, recently forwarded correspondence to Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter, seeking insight regarding visa processing delays. Moran and Klobuchar joined U.S. Sens.... Read More »

Bill seeks to extend benefits of fallen TSA officers

U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA) has introduced the Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act, which extends benefits to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers killed in the line of duty. “Every day, TSA officers put their lives on the line in order to protect millions of Americans in... Read More »

CBP proposed guidance eyes bolstered aviation security

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a proposal to enhance international air travel security for commercial flight travelers to and from the United States. The published Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) addresses the expansion of existing advance data requirements via... Read More »

TSA details 2022 accomplishments

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had a successful year in 2022, the agency reports, and commended personnel for several accomplishments. “I am incredibly proud of our dedicated TSA employees who perform the critical task of securing our nation’s transportation systems each... Read More »

TSA details record Philadelphia airport gun seizures

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials said 44 guns detected in carry-on luggage in 2022 at Philadelphia International Airport represent a record for the most guns caught at the security checkpoint. “Our TSA officers are good at their jobs in helping to ensure that passengers get... Read More »