Tag Archives: aviation security

TSA to Test Automated Biometrics Tech at McCarran Airport

The Transportation Security Administration will test a new identity verification process based on automated biometrics technology at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. According to a Department of Homeland Security publication released Friday, TSA will conduct a short-term proof of concept to evaluate the use of Credential Authentication Technology with Camera to verify passengers going through the Travel Document Checker process.

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FCC Eyes Change in Aviation Safety Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission proposes to modify policy on its Aviation Radio Service to accommodate modern avionics technology, boost aeronautical spectrum efficiency and promote aviation safety. FCC said Thursday its changed rules are designed to modernize communications between aircraft and ground-based telecommunications stations.

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Report Outlines Priority Tech Areas for DHS’ Integrated Product Teams

The Department of Homeland Security has published a report that outlines 24 focus areas of  technology research-and-development initiatives by DHS’ integrated product teams in fiscal year 2016. DHS said Monday it categorized the IPTs’ technical focus areas into aviation security, biological threats, border security, cybersecurity and counterterrorism. “Threats to our homeland are …

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TSA Testing BAE, NCR Passenger ID Tech at Airports

The Transportation Security Administration is testing a new system for automatically checking boarding passes and passengers’ identification, the Federal Times reports. The system, developed in part by BAE Systems and NCR Government Systems, is already being fielded at Dulles International Airport. TSA will start to test the system at George Bush …

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House Panels Call for TSA Overhaul

Prior to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, airport security and screening was handled the private sector. Since then, airport security has been handled by the Transportation Security Administration, an agency composed of a federal workforce to screen all commercial airline passengers and baggage, which was created as part …

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