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DHS, TSA to Hold Aviation Security Tech Industry Day

The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration will host an industry day on Feb. 12 to collaborate with industry and discuss a request for information on self-screening platforms for aircraft passengers.

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GAO: DHS Transportation Security Strategy Needs Better Alignment With Other Plans

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security's national strategy for transportation security conflicts with other federal documents, and thus does not generally guide the federal government's related efforts. DHS' 2018 National Strategy for Transportation Security, developed under the department's Transportation Security Administration, has exhibited redundancy and contradiction with oversight from other transportation programs, GAO said Tuesday.

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GAO: TSA Should Share Security Tech Demo Results With Mass Transit Operators

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Transportation Security Administration create a system to share with mass transit operators the results of TSA's tests on technology platforms designed to secure surface transportation operations.

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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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Soraya Correa: DHS Component Agencies Strive to Assess Contract Vehicles Against Requirements

Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said DHS’ component agencies need to identify acquisition programs to be suitable for their operations amid the federal government’s increasing focus on “best-in-class” contracts, FCW reported Friday

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DHS S&T Pursues Development of Airport Shoe Scanner

The Department of Homeland Security is developing a millimeter wave technology designed to scan footwear for airport security. DHS' Science and Technology Directorate said Tuesday that it's pursuing this project as part of the Screening at Speed Program, an effort to boost security effectiveness and reduce waiting times for passengers.

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GAO: TSA Lacks Pipeline Security Mgmt Procedures

A Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday found that the Transportation Security Administration lacks procedures for properly managing over 2.7 million miles of interstate pipelines for products such as oil and natural gas. GAO noted that TSA’s revised pipeline security guidelines didn't include all practices under the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework and that the agency lacks documented procedures for updating such guidelines.

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