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Aviation Security Summit, Day Two, General Session I

Aviation Security Summit, Day Two, General Session I U.S. Customs and Border Protection Leadership Discussion Carter Morris, SVP Transportation Security Policy, AAAE David Aguilar, Deputy Commissioner, U.S. CBP (written in real-time during the session – please forgive grammatical and structure errors – comments are paraphrased, unless enclosed in quotes) Aguilar started off by connecting the… Continue Reading

Aviation Security Summit General Session IV continued

Aviation Security Summit General Session IV International Aviation Security – A Global Perspective Moderator: Benjamin DeCosta, A.A.E. John Halinski, Asst., Administrator, Global Strategies, TSA Zohar Gefen, Manager, Security Division, Ben-Gurion Airport James LoBello, Cargo Security – America’s Region, Lufthansa Cargo AG (written in real-time during the session – please forgive grammatical and structure errors –… Continue Reading

Aviation Security Summit General Session IV

Aviation Security Summit General Session IV GAO’s Perspectives on Transportation Security Sarah Pilli, Manager, Transportation Security Policy, AAAE Stephen Lord, Director, Homeland Security & Justice Issues, GAO (written in real-time during the session – please forgive grammatical and structure errors – comments are paraphrased, unless enclosed in quotes) (GAO-11-238T) GAO Reports for this year: Harmonizing… Continue Reading

Aviation Security Summit General Session III continued

Aviation Security Summit General Session III Security Technology Development and Deployment Colleen Chamberlin, Staff VP Transportation Security Policy, AAAE Peter Kant, VP, Global Government Affairs, Rapiscan Edward Olin, Senior Manager, Program Management, Homeland Security Solutions, Raytheon Technical Services Company, LLC Moninder Birdi, President, Birdi & Associates Inc. (written in real-time during the session – please… Continue Reading

Aviation Security Summit General Session III

Aviation Security Summit General Session III Innovative Approaches to Security Infrastructure Carter Morris, SVP Transportation Security Policy, AAAE The Honorable Michael Jackson (written in real-time during the session – please forgive grammatical and structure errors – comments are paraphrased, unless enclosed in quotes) Jackson, formerly of the TSA, believes that TSA needs to think and… Continue Reading

Aviation Security Summit General Session III

Aviation Security Summit General Session III Congressional Leadership Perspective Joel Bacon, VP Airport Legislative Alliance, AAAE Mike Rogers (R-AL) (written in real-time during the session – please forgive grammatical and structure errors – comments are paraphrased, unless enclosed in quotes “We are never going to be able to travel the way we used to, in… Continue Reading

Aviation Security Summit – General Session III

Aviation Security Summit – General Session III Risk Based Security Initiatives Mark Crosby, A.A.E. Chief of Public Safety and Security, Port of Portland Paul Leyh GM Commercial Aviation, TSNM, TSA Ken Sava, Director, Trusted Traveler, US CBP Phil Gilbert, Manager, Security Compliance, American Airlines Wendy Reiter, Director, Aviation Security and Emergency, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (written… Continue Reading

Aviation Security Summit – General Session II Q

Aviation Security Summit – General Session II Carter Morris; Moderator, Senior VP, Transportation Security Policy, AAAE Robin Kane, Asst., Admin & Chief of Technology, TSA John Sammon, Asst., Admin, Transportation Sector Management (TSNM), TSA Mark Dolan, Acting General Manager for Operational Performance and Screening Operations, TSA (written in real-time during the session – please forgive… Continue Reading

11th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Security Summit

Dateline: 11th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Security Summit, Washington DC Opening Session: Chip Barclay, President, AAAE, and TSA Administrator John Pistole (written in real-time during the session – please forgive grammatical and structure errors) In typical “FBI” format, Administrator Pistole gave a short, to-the-point briefing on where TSA will be in 2012. The presentation, which only lasted… Continue Reading

Airport crime statistics are questionable

USAToday (click for the story) reported that crime outside of airports is higher than other areas of many cities. However, I take issue with the listing that Denver International Airport received. Check out the list here. Denver International Airport received a ranking of 421, beating out San Diego and Los Angeles International Airport. I’ve spent… Continue Reading