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January 15, 2013
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  • DOD rejects use of TWIC card at DOD facilities
    The Defense Department says the Transportation Security Administration and Coast Guard's Transportation Worker Identification Credential program doesn't meet its standards and that TWIC cards will not be used for access to DOD systems. The Department of the Army issued a notice stating: "All current TWIC holders accessing an application within Electronic Transportation Acquisition will need to purchase an External Certificate Authority prior to Jan. 29, 2013." WorldNetDaily (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Napolitano plans to keep her position at Homeland Security
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano plans to stay in her post for a second term under President Barack Obama, according to a White House official. Napolitano, a former governor of Arizona, has focused on border security and immigration enforcement during her tenure. The Hill (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Travel agents' air-ticket sales in 2012 rose 3%, ARC reports
    Travel agents sold $84.5 billion in airline tickets in 2012 -- up 3% from $82.1 billion recorded in 2011, the Airlines Reporting Corp. has found. The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by travel agents in 2012 rose 2.93% year-over-year compared with figures in 2011, ARC said. Total sales rose 2.93% in 2012. TravelPulse (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FAA rule would prohibit pilots' in-flight use of personal devices
    The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a rule that would require pilots to turn off personal electronic devices in the cockpit during flights. However, pilots would still be able to use iPads or laptops issued for professional use. Airlines for America plans to review the proposal and comment after looking at the proposed rule, a spokeswoman said. USA Today (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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