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TSA’s quest to merge cybersecurity and information technology

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

We’re about two weeks into the new year, and suffice to say, gearing up for travel is top of mind for security professionals.

Why seeing a star on your driver’s license is a good thing

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Friday, August 23, 2019

I remember in elementary school those little gold, silver, red, green and blue foil star stickers the teacher would put at the top of my paper, each color reflecting my grade: gold for the perfect score of 100; silver for 90s; blue for 80s; and green for 70s.

Disaster recovery within 15 minutes at Delta

Duplicate site and drills ensure business continuity
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05/28/2014

ATLANTA—If Delta Air Lines’ Operations Control Center is incapacitated due to a fire, extreme weather or bomb, it can set up within 15 minutes at a duplicate facility already in place nearby. That’s been proven during yearly drills.

Lawmaker calls for tougher security at airports

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05/07/2014

SAN JOSE, Calif.—A Bay Area congressman on Friday called for tougher security standards and a technology study after an incident two weeks ago in which a teenager managed to scale a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport and stow himself away in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound airliner, according to an article from the San Jose Mercury News.

TycoIS secures exit at Maine airport

‘Technology doesn’t get tired or distracted’
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09/18/2013

PORTLAND, Maine—Passengers deplaning at the Portland International Jetport here now must make their way through a special security exit portal, one of only two of its kind in the country.

SIA: Biometric ID cards 'sound policy' for immigration

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06/12/2013

WASHINGTON—With immigration reform gaining momentum in Congress, the Security Industry Association is calling on lawmakers to approve biometrics on identity cards to ensure the highest level of security at U.S. entry points.

MorphoTrust general counsel discusses legal implications of facial recognition technologies

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01/10/2013

LAS VEGAS—Facial recognition technology is a powerful tool, but there are concerns the technology could be misused, according to Scott Boylan, general counsel of MorphoTrust USA, a biometrics provider based in Billerica, Mass.

Accenture receives TSA contract

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11/26/2012

ARLINGTON, Va.—Accenture Federal Services, a consulting and technology services company, received a five-year contract from the U.S.

Good service leads to good contract

Safety Systems of Vermont retrofits Burlington International Airport
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01/31/2011

COLCHESTER, Vt.—Good customer service has not only given Safety Systems of Vermont steady growth since it started eight years ago, but led to a quarter-million-dollar project retrofitting the Burlington International Airport’s fire alarm system, said co-owner Scott Carroll.

An inside look at Logan Airport’s security operations

‘Security is everyone’s responsibility and we all recognize that and step up’
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11/23/2010

BOSTON— On the morning of Nov. 17, two security officers used extended mirrors to sweep under his Massport vehicle, checking for bombs, and they carefully verified our identification credentials before the tilt gate opened and my host, Tom Domenico, director of IT operations at the Massachusetts Port Authority, could drive us onto the airfield at Boston Logan International Airport.