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GBTA Testifies at House Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing, Addresses TSA PreCheck Program and the Economic Impact of Travel Ban

Today, I testified on behalf of GBTA at a hearing held by the Homeland Security Committee’s House Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security. The purpose of the hearing, Addressing The TSA Checkpoint: The PreCheck Program and Airport Wait Times, was to examine both TSA, GAO, and private sector stakeholder perspectives relating to the TSA PreCheck program, as well as the agency’s airport wait times mitigation strategy going into the busy Summer travel season.

Access to Risk Management Services Still Far From Universal
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Access to Risk Management Services Still Far From Universal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:        Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 315-447-2331, [email protected] Marianne Varkiani, +1 703-236-1164, [email protected]   Access to Risk Management Services Still Far From Universal Duty of Care Made Difficult by Lack of Visibility into Travel Plans FRANKFURT (November 28, 2017) – The vast majority of business travellers feel their companies take…

Travel Ban Expanded to Include Chad, North Korea and Venezuela
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Travel Ban Expanded to Include Chad, North Korea and Venezuela

Travel Ban Expanded to Include Chad, North Korea and Venezuela Restrictions Tailored By Country Yesterday the President and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced enhanced global security measures that included adding Chad, North Korea and Venezuela to the list of countries subject to travel restrictions. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia are again…

TSA Announces New U.S. Airport Screening Procedures for Electronics in Carry-On Bags
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TSA Announces New U.S. Airport Screening Procedures for Electronics in Carry-On Bags

Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the implementation of stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. This follows extensive testing and successful pilots at 10 airports, and will now expand to all U.S. airports during the weeks and…

DHS’ Steve Yonkers Updates GBTA Legislative Summit Attendees on Real ID

DHS’ Steve Yonkers Updates GBTA Legislative Summit Attendees on Real ID

Steve Yonkers, Director of Identity and Credentialing, Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Policy, Screening Coordination Office spoke about REAL ID issues at the 15th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. Yonkers provided background on…

CBP Previews Future of Biometric Exit at GBTA Legislative Summit
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CBP Previews Future of Biometric Exit at GBTA Legislative Summit

John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations for Customs and Border Protection provided an overview of the new biometric exit model at the 15th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. Wagner told…

TSA Talks What’s Next for PreCheck at GBTA Legislative Summit
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TSA Talks What’s Next for PreCheck at GBTA Legislative Summit

Simone Davis, Executive DHS Liaison Officer, Transportation Security Administration spoke about TSA PreCheck at the 15th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. Davis discussed the intelligence driven risk-based security system with attendees. She stated that…