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Hazardous materials

- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that it will begin the final phase of its Hazmat Threat Assessment Program. Commercial truck drivers applying for a license to carry hazardous materials will be fingerprinted and will have to pass a criminal records check and an immigration status check before they are issued a license. (The drivers were already subjected to a background check to determine any terrorist affiliation during phase one of the program.) Those disqualified under the program can appeal the decision. Drivers who give up their current hazardous-materials license will not be required to undergo the final phase of the program. Drivers who pass the screening are required to be recertified at least every five years. @ The TSA’s announcement and details of the program are available at SM Online.

Sleeping Pilots Underscore Flight-Risks Described in Suppressed NASA Report

- Three-and-a-half years ago, pilots approaching Denver International Airport fell asleep due to overwork.

Traveling with Intelligence

- A major corporation finds that a travel-intelligence service is a smart investment.

Suppressed NASA Report Spreads Doubt

- The agency warns the report could undermine passenger confidence in the airline industry.

TSA Making Progress, but More Needs to be Done

- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made "moderate progress" securing the nation's transportation network, says GAO.

Document fraud

- A bill (S. 2631) introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) would prohibit the production, transfer, possession, and use of false travel documents. The bill has no cosponsors and has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Rating Airline Risk

- iJet Intelligent Risk System has created a new service which rates airlines on safety audits, the age of the fleet, and the financial health of the carrier.

Travel Tips

- Utimaco Software has listed Top Tips for Mobile Computing.

The Personal Travel Safety Manual: Security for Business People Traveling Overseas

- Corporate security personnel and security consultants will find useful and interesting material throughout. An entire section discusses corporate responsibility and liability for traveling staff. Barnes advises that organizations form a crisis management team and plan for how they would deal with a crisis

Safe Passage Travel Companion

- In today’s uncertain world, those responsible for the safety of travelers are always on the lookout for good security tools and resources to aid that mission. The tools offered by the Safe Passage Travel Companion provide basic, necessary security information for both the novice and the seasoned traveler.

Aviation Security

- Read a critical intra-agency review of the Department of Homeland Security handling of suspicious passengers on board a flight in 2004, which has been called a terrorist 'dry run' by the media.

Public Transit

- A bill (H.R. 1401) that would enhance security requirements for public transit systems has been approved by the House of Representatives and has been referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

Airport Security

- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has pushed back two deadlines for conducting background checks on workers who handle air cargo. The original deadline to screen all such workers was December 1, 2006. However, the deadline has now been extended to March 15, 2007 for the staff of U.S. aircraft operators and foreign air carriers. An even later deadline - June 15, 2007 - has been set for employees of indirect air carriers. These are companies that contract with air carriers to perform a security-related service such as storing cargo or moving it from a warehouse to the airport. Read the regulation establishing these new deadlines.
 




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