AAAE Annual: Transportation Security Policy Committee Meeting

Dateline: 84th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition Transportation Security Policy Committee Meeting PreCheck update: more airlines continue to sign up for the program. The problem continues to grow, but is only available to a small percentage of the traveling public and the participants cannot use the program when they use a different are carrier other… Continue Reading

AAAE Annual: NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman

Dateline: 84th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition (blogging live from the American Association of Airport Executives Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona – please forgive spelling and grammatical errors) Chairman Deborah Hersman focused her comments on the recovery phase of aircraft incidents and accidents, noting that in the Reno air race crash, the crash of a regional… Continue Reading

AAAE Annual: Cargo Security Update

Dateline: 84th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition (blogging live from the American Association of Airport Executives Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona – please forgive spelling and grammatical errors) AAAE Annual: Cargo Security in a Post-Mandate World Speakers: Tracy Fuller, Allied Barton William Frain, SVP L-3 Communications, Security & Detection Systems Yvette Rose, SVP Cargo Airline Association… Continue Reading

Body Imager Mythbuster?

With millions of hits a controversial video has been circulating the Internet in which an individual claims to be able to defeat the TSA body imagers. TSA’s response has been unsurprising in that they have not provided any real rebuttal to the man’s claims. But that is to be expected. To provide rebuttal, specific to… Continue Reading

Don’t hit the snooze on this alarm

When an alarm system is broken, you fix it, you don’t turn off the alarm. But that’s what Congressman Mike Rogers-R (Alabama) who is also the chairman of the Transportation Security Subcommittee Congressman said in a recent Bloomberg article – he believes that the terrorist threat has changed and that we should look at getting rid of… Continue Reading

Is that you, John Wayne, is this me?

Look guys, pick a career, cop or pilot. Shortly after 9/11, airline pilots decided that the cockpit would be far safer if they were allowed to carry firearms. In response, the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program was born. Ever since its creation, a few thousand airline pilots have gone through the weeklong training process… Continue Reading

Aviation Security Summit, Day Two, General Session II

Aviation Security Summit, Day Two, General Session II Aviation Industry Perspectives Jeff Price C.M. Principal, Leading Edge Strategies, Associate Professor, Metropolitan State College of Denver Stephen Alterman, President, Cargo Airline Association Duane McGray, Executive Director, Airport Law Enforcement Agencies Network “Beware of people bearing gifts as they might have liability attached,” warned ALEAN director Duane… Continue Reading

Aviation Security Summit, Day Two, General Session II

Aviation Security Summit, Day Two, General Session II Addressing the Insider Threat: Airport Access Control and Perimeter Security Jeanne Olivier, A.A.E. Asst., Director, Aviation Security and Technology, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Laurie Aaron, VP, Quantum Secure Christopher Runde, Director, Strategic Business Development, Alert Enterprise Jeanne Olivier kicked off the session, talking… Continue Reading

Aviation Security Summit, Day Two, General Session I continued

Aviation Security Summit, Day Two, General Session I Aviation Security: A Look Back and A Look Ahead Carter Morris, SVP Transportation Security Policy, AAAE Douglas Hofsass, Deputy Asst., Administrator, TSNM, TSA Doug Hofsass has been with TSA for quite sometime. He was on the emergency response team for United Airlines for Flight 93, then served… Continue Reading

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

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