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December 3, 2012
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  • TSA signs first collective bargaining agreement
    The Transportation Security Administration signed its first-ever collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of Government Employees. The deal covers annual-leave bidding, shift bidding, shift trades, uniform allowances, and changes between full- and part-time status. The agreement will let officers bring certain issues before the Merit Systems Protection Board or an arbitrator. The Washington Post/Federal Eye blog (11/30), Government Executive (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • PreCheck "rejects" will go on new TSA watch list
    As of November, previous PreCheck participants disqualified from the program due to certain violations are named in a new watch list that is part of the TSA screening system Secure Flight. Agency officials contend that the new Secure Flight "watch list" is a different kind of watch list. Individuals cited on the disqualification watch list simply are banned from the PreCheck speed lane "and would instead undergo standard screening," TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers said. NextGov (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Rise in international travel prompts upgrades by airports, airlines
    The air travel industry is shifting its model to capture a booming demand for international flights, this feature says. A number of airports have invested in renovations to increase their capacity for international flights. Carriers continue to add routes to key foreign cities and acquire planes suited for international travel. USA Today (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Acting FAA chief is cleared for confirmation
    Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., blocked final confirmation for acting Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta after a Senate committee approved Huerta for the job in July. DeMint's objection has been lifted, and Huerta's nomination is clear to move forward. AVweb (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Registration now open for the 12th Annual AAAE Aviation Security Summit
    Registration is now open for the 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit taking place Dec. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit will continue the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today. Senior TSA and DHS officials, as well as representatives from other federal agencies and Congress, will speak at the summit. Airport and airline representatives and recognized aviation industry leaders will also be invited to participate in the program. Click here to register! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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