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Sunday, March 26th, 2023


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 »

TSA outlines Denver airport hiring initiative

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials said the agency has initiated a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) new hire incentive program to attract more Denver International Airport (DEN) applicants. Full and part-time positions are available with a starting wage of $24.23 per... Read More »

TSA details Florida gun checkpoint interceptions

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials have indicated Florida air travel passengers have brought a record number of guns to TSA checkpoints. According to the agency, the present number of 700 guns is higher than in any previous year and includes records set at 12 individual... Read More »

DHS S&T initiates new baggage screening system

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently announced the benefits of a new, compact carry-on baggage screening system to aid smaller airports. The Reduced Form Factor-Computed Tomography (RFF-CT) system is presently being deployed at Harry... Read More »

CBP, Dominican Republic sign Global Entry Agreement

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are espousing the benefits of the agency's recently signed agreement initiating negotiations to include the Dominican Republic among Global Entry foreign partner countries. Authorities indicated CBP Deputy Commissioner Troy Miller and Dominican... Read More »

TSA details rising security checkpoint gun intercepts

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said the agency is experiencing a nationwide trend regarding guns intercepted at airport security checkpoints. “Each gun presents a danger," TSA spokesperson Sari Koshetz said. "Any incident could have tragic results. This ominous trend continues... Read More »

Air Force outlines B-21 Raider aircraft reveal

The U.S. Air Force announced plans to reveal the B-21 Raider in December during an unveiling ceremony hosted and sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Corporation. The ceremony at Northrop Grumman's production facilities in Palmdale, Calif., in the first week of December, will highlight the stealth... Read More »

Pekoske receives second TSA Administrator confirmation

The Senate has confirmed David Pekoske for a second term as Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator, a role in which he will continue federal responsibility for domestic surface transportation security. President Joe Biden nominated Pekoske for a second term in May 2022,... Read More »

DHS details competitive preparedness grant allocations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has detailed final allocations of $550 million for seven Fiscal Year 2022 competitive preparedness grant programs. “As the threats to the homeland evolve, so too must the grant programs intended to prepare communities for those threats,” DHS... Read More »