Tag Archives: Airport Security
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and TSA recently unveiled the first five Automated Screening Lanes (ASL) to be installed as part of a $12.3 million project to upgrade 14 lanes in the Tom Bradley International Terminal security checkpoint at Los Angeles International. The new lane security systems allow up to five travelers to place their items in trays simultaneously and submit them for screening without waiting for the first person to complete the process. Passengers then line up at the Read More
CNBC (9/7) reports on the teams of undercover police officers with Los Angeles Airport Police that patrol Los Angeles International Airport to spot “insider threat[s].” Law enforcement officials “say airports around the country routinely monitor the thousands of employees, who must undergo a criminal background check and get fingerprinted.” At Los Angeles airport, police “screen employees and check IDs as part of a multi-agency operation.” Chief David Maggard Jr. enforces the airport’s “zero tolerance” policy for employees, which means an Read More
The House has passed the first-ever comprehensive DHS authorization bill that covers all components of the department: including TSA, Customs, and Border Protection. The measure includes authorizations for the law enforcement officer (LEO) reimbursement program at the current funding level of $45 million and for TSA exit lane staffing at the current rate of $77 million annually. .
Reuters (7/14, Shepardson) reports the US Department of Homeland Security on Friday issued a revised directive for airlines worldwide following requests for clarification over mandated aviation security measures set to take effect next week. According to Transportation Security Administration spokesman, James Gregory, “This clarifying update will strengthen global aviation security and is a testament to our shared commitment to raising the baseline.” According to officials, the directive includes technical adjustments, enhanced passenger screenings and increased security protocols. However, an airline Read More