Airport | Aviation Security
GCR has appointed Andre Allen as its new information & cyber security manager; Allen will spearhead GCR's Cyber Security Practice to deliver cost-effective cyber security solutions with a primary focus on the aviation industry, the company says. Allen will lead an experienced team of certified project managers and developers, some with high level government security clearance.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking a viable replacement to leaded gas as it prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). The FAA has received ten replacement fuel proposals, including submissions from Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels, and a consortium made up of BP, TOTAL, and Hjelmco. The deadline for submissions was July 1st.
Airlines for America applauds House approval to restore congressional oversight to CBP preclearance approval process
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for U.S. airlines, has applauded House action requiring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess the impact future preclearance facilities will have on security, passengers, the economy, and customs staffing at U.S. gateway airports.
In anticipation of the spike in travelers expected to show up for the World Cup, as well as the predicted surge that will also take place prior to the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), which is the busiest airport in Latin America, has installed Quantum Secure’s Safe for Aviation software suite.
Travelers flying into the United States may need to power up their electronic devices in order to keep them on board, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson directed TSA to implement enhanced security measures at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States, according to the agency.
Montebello, CA-based Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros) has supported resolution HR 45, which highlighted a successful 21-year partnership between the California National Guard (CNG) and the European country of Ukraine. Igor Pasternak, CEO of Aeroscraft Corporation, spoke in front of California lawmakers on his support of the resolution.
Uticon Engineering Consultancy has installed the two-factor authentication solution SecurAccess from SecurEnvoy. Personal login details in combination with a passcode obtained via SMS are used in the solution in order to clearly identify employees.
Happy Fourth of July from Government Security News.
In observance of the holiday, we will not publish our Daily Insider e-newsletter July 4th, but will resume publication Monday, July 7th.
Enjoy the holiday weekend and stay safe!
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched an enhanced Study in the States website with four new features. The features enable the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), housed within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), to convey pertinent information to stakeholders about the international student process in a clear and interactive manner, according to DHS.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings in the investigation of the 1996 TWA flight 800 crash.
The petition was filed in June 2013 by a group called The TWA 800 Project. Petitioners claimed a "detonation or high-velocity explosion" caused the crash. To consider the petition, the NTSB assembled a team of investigators not previously associated with the original investigation.