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December 17, 2012
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News for aviation security professionals

  30,000-Foot View 
  • TSA will conduct radiation safety tests on scanners
    After years of public outcry and pressure from members of Congress, the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to study potential health risks associated with its scanning technology. The TSA turned to the National Academy of Sciences to test whether the scanners employ a safe level of radiation. NextGov (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

  Security Update 
  • Denver airport TSA agents eye security
    Beth Dinet, a Transportation Security Administration agent at Denver International Airport, says she wants to help travelers have a safe trip despite a few grumbles over security processes. According to a Gallup poll, 54% of people think the TSA does a good job of screening passengers. The Denver Post (12/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Trends & Technology 
  • Survey: Fliers peeved by lengthy security waits
    According to an International Air Transport Association survey, fliers are most frustrated by security line wait times along with having to remove clothing such as shoes and belts. In fact, 73% of them said they would share personal information with the government to more quickly expedite security checks. The Economic Times (India) (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  Safety Matters Spotlight 
  • GE will repair 300 regional-jet engines
    The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered General Electric to repair 300 of its engines on specific Embraer and Bombardier regional jets after two engines caught fire; the fires were safely extinguished. The affected engines have a potential valve problem, which affects about 15% of the total fleet of these engines. The FAA order estimates repair costs at $7.55 million. USA Today/Today In The Sky blog (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Construction Manager/Assitant DirectorGrand Junction Regional AirportUS - Grand Junction, Colorado
Civil EngineerMetropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityWashington, DC
Director ofHuman ResourcesReno-Tahoe Airport AuthorityReno, NV
Airport Operations ManagerCity of Battle CreekBattle Creek, MI
Project Director - Senior Airport ArchitectHillsborough County Aviation AuthorityTampa, FL
FirefighterFlathead Municipal Airport AuthorityKalispell, MT
Airport Operations AgentCity of Kansas City, Missouri Aviation DepartmentKansas City, MO
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