Tag Archives: Transportation Security Administration

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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TSA Appoints New Members to Security Advisory Panel

The Transportation Security Administration has appointed 24 new members to its Aviation Security Advisory Committee, established in 1989 after the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. The panel advises the agency and gives recommendations for improving airport security methods,  equipment and procedures. “One of my main priorities since joining TSA has …

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TSA Buying New Imaging Machines, Says Privacy Protected

The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday it is spending $44.8 million to purchase new imaging machines it claims will eliminate passenger-specific images and enhance privacy. TSA ordered 300 of the millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology machines for deployment at airports across the country. TSA said it began installing software on …

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Air Travel Safer but No Guarantees, TSA Chief Pistole Says

In the ten years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, air travel has become safer but still comes with no guarantees, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday. John Pistole said terrorists are taking “extreme” measures to evade security, highlighting an attempt to hide explosives in a …

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