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FEMA Selects Private Sector Preparedness Standards

As part of the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was required to select and accredit a certifying body to administer a set of voluntary private sector business preparedness standards.



TWIC Enrollment Exceeds Government Estimates

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Sept. 10 released its monthly Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Dashboard with detailed enrollment statistics. The Dashboard, with data through Sept. 3, showed that 1.3 million


DHS Issyes Small Business H1N1 Influenza Planning Guide

The Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control, on Sept. 14 issued Planning for 2009 H1N1 Influenza: A Preparedness Guide for Sma


ATA Files Comments on Corportate Security Review

On Aug. 14, ATA and the American Bus Association (ABA) jointly filed comments with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) about the agency's Corporate Security Review (CSR) inspection. ATA and the ABA noted that much of the information that TSA



DHS Announces Plan to Drop "No-Match" Worker Eligibility Rule

On July 8, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will propose a new regulation that will rescind the controversial No-Match Rule originally issued in 2007. That rule established requirements for employers who received notices from


Airport Clear Program Ceases Operations

Verified Identity Pass, Inc., the company that operates most of the TSA's Clear program for airport screening security, announced on June 22, 2009 that it was unable to secure an ongoing agreement with its senior creditors.