Airport | Aviation Security

National Transportation Safety Board chairman to give farewell address at the National Press Club

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Deborah Hersman

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman will give a farewell address at the upcoming National Press Club Speakers breakfast on April 21 in Washington, D.C. She will step down from her position as NTSB Chairman to serve as CEO and President of the National Safety Council.

Her career at the NTSB began in 2004 when President Bush appointed her to serve as a board member. Hersman has served as the NTSB chairman since 2009 and held the position for three terms.

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CBP nabs imposter at Detroit Metro Airport

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at Detroit Metro Airport has announced the arrest of a man for alleged violation of immigration law. The United Kingdom citizen attempted to enter the United States as an imposter with an alleged borrowed document.

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AFGE president testifies before Congress to lobby for armed screenings

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Speaking in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security last week, American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox shared his testimony regarding airport security screenings. And he emphasized why he thinks it’s important for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) members to arm themselves for protection.

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TSA officer discusses 2013 LAX shooting in a new documentary series

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The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has created a new documentary series entitled, “I Am AFGE.” The series will include 15 mini-documentary videos that will discuss the experiences of members of the AFGE that work in various positions. The goal of the campaign is to provide more awareness to the general public regarding the rewards and challenges that government employees encounter.

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Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport selects Telos ID for employee and contractor background checks

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Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport has chosen Ashburn, VA-based Telos Identity Management Solutions (Telos ID) to provide Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-approved Designated Aviation Channeling (DAC) services for processing aviation worker background checks.

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Implant Sciences receives product approval in Germany for its QS-B220 explosives trace detector

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QS-B220 

Wilmington, MA-based Implant Sciences Corp., a supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, has announced that its QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector (ETD) has received regulatory approval from the German Federal Ministry of the Interior for aviation security applications at German airports. The QS-B220 fulfills specifications set by the German Federal Police.

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OSI Systems receives $7 million order for Real Time Tomography hold baggage screening systems at major European airport

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Rapiscan RTT 110

Hawthorne, CA-based OSI Systems has announced that its security division, Rapiscan Systems, received an order worth approximately $7 million to provide Rapiscan Real Time Tomography (RTT) hold baggage screening systems and related maintenance services for Oslo Airport.

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Sirius XM Radio to host Malaysia Airlines mystery roundtable discussion

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airport_aviation_security

Sirius XM Radio will air a special broadcast entitled “Malaysia Air Mystery -- A Listener Roundtable” that allows listeners to participate in an in depth discussion with military, aviation, and national security experts regarding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Canadian organization BORDERPOL decries international failure to monitor stolen passports

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When it comes to fraudulent travel documents and stolen passports, according to the world border organization BORDERPOL, "It's too late to close the barn door after the horse has bolted. It means you failed to take some precaution and an unwanted or unintended result occurred. That is the case at the time of writing, as there is wide consternation being expressed by the media and international law enforcement/border/aviation security organizations about the proliferation of stolen/lost/altered/counterfeit passports."

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Former Clinton Administration official discusses Malaysia Airlines incident

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Dr. Oliver McGee

“This is now the greatest aviation security mystery in aviation history,” said Dr. Oliver McGee. “Boeing airplanes do not vanish or fall out of the sky. Boeing planes go up in the air and they come back down without incident.”

Dr. McGee is a professor of mechanical engineering at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He has a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics with a minor in aerospace engineering. He is the former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Technology Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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