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Posted on 9/23/2020

Airport Alert: Confirmation Hearing Held for Chad Wolf to Become DHS Secretary

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing for Chad Wolf to become the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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9/23/2020

Airport Alert: House Passes Stop-Gap Funding Bill

After White House officials and Congressional leaders reached a deal to add funding for agriculture and nutrition assistance, the House passed a continuing resolution to keep the government operating through December 11.

9/23/2020

Hearing Report: House Committee Examines DBE Program

During a hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, lawmakers examined the Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and how COVID-19 is impacting women-and minority-owned businesses.

9/23/2020

Airport Alert: Confirmation Hearing Held for Chad Wolf to Become DHS Secretary

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing for Chad Wolf to become the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

9/21/2020

Airport Alert: Lawmakers Unveil Stop-Gap Funding Bill

House Democrats unveiled a continuing resolution that would keep the government operating through December 11.

9/21/2020

Airport Alert: Wicker and Collins Introduce Bill to Extend Payroll Support Program

With tens of thousands of airline employees on the verge of losing their jobs next week and with airline CEOs and major airline labor groups aggressively making the rounds in Washington, Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have intr

9/18/2020

Security Policy Alert: TSA Cancels Security Directive 1542-01-10 Series

TSA has notified AAAE that the official cancellation of the Security Directive (SD) 1542-01-10 series has been issued and posted on the Homeland Security Information Network.

9/18/2020

Airport Alert: Senators Introduce Legislation to Conduct Temperature Checks at Security Checkpoints

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation - the Fly Safe and Healthy Act of 2020 - that would require TSA to establish a pilot program t

9/10/2020

Architectural, Engineering and Planning Consulting Services for Airport Grant Projects White Paper

Download AAAE Prime Partner Mead & Hunt's new guide on AC 150-5100-14E Architectural, Engineering, and Planning Consultant Services to learn what's new and better understand all the must do items during your selection.

9/10/2020

Security Policy Alert: DHS Announces That All 50 States Now Compliant with REAL ID Act

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today all 50 states are now in full compliance with the REAL ID Act, which was passed into law in 2005, and are now issuing REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses and identification cards.

9/10/2020

Airport Alert: Administration to Stop Funneling International Arrivals Through 15 U.S. Airports

As of September 14, 2020, travelers arriving in the United States from China, Iran, the European Union (Schengen zone), the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil will no longer have to go through enhanced health screenings and temperatu

9/8/2020

Action Alert: Congress Returns to Washington for Potentially Consequential September Session

Following a quiet few weeks away from Washington for the traditional August break, the Senate returned to session today, and the House resumes committee action this week.

9/4/2020

Regulatory Alert: FAA Solicits Host For UAS Detection, Mitigation Research Program

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a solicitation for airport operators that are interested in hosting the agency's "Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program."

9/3/2020

Security Policy Alert: Summary of TSA's Monthly Conference Call for Airport Stakeholders

September 3 2020 TSA held its monthly call for airport stakeholders. This alert contains a summary.

9/2/2020

Security Policy Alert: TSA Announces eBadge Program with CBP

TSA shared with AAAE several leadership selections within Security Operations and Enterprise Support.

9/1/2020

Disaster Relief Fund

As we have done in the past when disaster strikes with direct impacts on our airport family, AAAE and ACI-NA have jointly established a disaster relief effort for airport employees affected by recent disasters.

9/1/2020

Regulatory Alert: DOT Announces Over $1.2 Billion in AIP Grants for Projects at 405 Airports

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the award of over $1.2 billion in airport infra-structure grants, including over $1 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants and an additional $152 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Econ

8/26/2020

Regulatory Alert: FAA to Host Airport Listening Session on U.S. Govt's Runway to Recovery Guidelines

FAA will hold a virtual listening session on 09/01/2020 at 11 am ET for airports to share their feedback on U.S. Government's Runway to Recovery Guidelines

8/25/2020

Security Policy Alert: Miklos Sworn In As TSA Deputy Administrator

Michael Miklos has been sworn in as a the new Deputy Administrator for the TSA after being recently appointed to the position by the President.

8/24/2020

Airport Alert: CDC Reverses 14-Day Quarantine Recommendations After Traveling

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversed its recommendation that travelers returning from a trip outside the United States or from outside of their own state should self-quarantine for 14 days if returning from destinations where

8/21/2020

Action Alert: Please Urge Lawmakers to Provide Additional Funding for Airports And Airport Partners

Please contact your lawmakers as soon as possible and urge them to provide additional funds to help airports offset significant financial losses and increased costs related to the coronavirus pandemic.

8/21/2020

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases Details on the Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released details on the agency's "Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program" and issued a request for white papers to identify eligible manufacturers, vendors, and integrators of unmanned aircraft

8/19/2020

Action Alert: Senate Republicans to Unveil Skinny Relief Package

Senate Republicans are expected to unveil a "skinny" coronavirus relief package that includes funding for the U.S. Postal Service and extend unemployment benefits but exclude funding for airports and other initiatives covered in the HEALS Act.

8/18/2020

Security Policy Alert: Interagency Advisory on Use of C-UAS Technology

Interagency advisory on Use of C-UAS Technology.

8/6/2020

Security Policy Alert: Summary of TSA's Monthly Conference Call for Airport Stakeholders

TSA held its monthly conference call for airport stakeholders.