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Entitled, H.R. 4176, the Air Cargo Security Improvement Act, this legislation establishes the air cargo security division within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to carry out all air cargo security policy and stakeholder engagement.
The need is there, but the financial resources, detailed record keeping, and organizational commitment await plenty of discussion and subsequent fine-tuning.
This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish a working group to determine ways to develop a decentralized domestic canine breeding network to produce high-quality explosives detection canines and modernize canine training standards.
If within the past few years you received a package, roamed a shopping mall, boarded a plane, train, ferry or cruise ship, went to a major sporting event, ran a marathon, attended a concert, gambled at a casino or visited a tourist attraction, chances are a dog made sure it was safe for you to do so.
To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the humane treatment of dogs, and for other purposes.
There is a push to privatize the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which some believe will make the agency known for airport security screenings less expensive and more effective.
I’m fortunate enough that I can travel the world visiting various canine programs and talking to trainers with all backgrounds. While our approaches and styles of training may differ, we all share one thing in common: making the world a safer place. The level of importance of this work never escapes me as our dogs are one of the most important “rocks” in our security system. Military and police efforts simply can’t be as effective without the use of dogs, and this goes for detection dogs, as well.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has approved the following organizations to assess third-party explosives detection canine teams to determine whether they meet TSA’s standards for screening air cargo. This notice announces the list of approved certifying organizations, and establishes a certification start date of November 1, 2018.
A Solution for the Shortage of Detection Dogs: A Detector Dog Center of Excellence and a Cooperative Breeding Program
Currently, demand for US-bred and born detector dogs exceeds available supply, while reliance on foreign-bred sources introduces many unnecessary and unwanted risks. With proper management of a domestic supply line, U.S. breeders can improve both health and behavior by applying scientific principles to breeding and raising of detector dogs. A cooperative national detector dog breeding and development program will mitigate the current shortage of domestic-bred dogs that meet the health and behavior standards required by government, military, and law enforcement agencies.
The Third Party Canine Cargo Program (3PK9) will allow third party providers to certified canine teams to screen cargo under the Certified Cargo Screening Program, and MSA Security says demand for well-trained dogs will grow. The New York City-headquartered global security firm, which was founded in 1987, says being able to work in a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) environment will increase demand for the dogs as they are “exponentially” more efficient at screening cargo than traditional methods such as X-ray or trace detection.
The Transportation Security Administration has approved Global K9 Protection Group (GK9PG) as the first Certified Cargo Screening Facility – Canine (CCSF-K9).
The TSA has made short work of reviewing and approving GK9PG’s Operational Implementation Plan (OIP). With this Letter of Approval, the company’s 25 CCSF-K9 Teams that have successfully completed the required Third-Party Certification will begin operations for GK9PG’s established clients immediately.
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Tuesday in a Federal Register notice that qualified explosives detection canine teams and canine team providers now have the opportunity to become a registered Certified Cargo Screening Facility-Canine (CCSF-K9) under TSA’s Certified Cargo Screening Program-Canine (CCSP-K9). The program fulfills a requirement in the TSA Modernization Act of 2018 to develop standards for the use of third-party canines for air cargo screening, and allows TSA to expand its network of certified screening canines to enhance aviation security.
(Bloomberg) — The Transportation Security Administration has begun approving private explosive-detection canine firms to screen cargo flying from U.S. airports under a new program finalized last month. The change offers freight haulers a new option to inspect all of their cargo—something they need to accomplish within the next few years.
Bomb-detection canines have become standard for cargo companies in many parts of Europe and Asia. America, however, is just starting to catch up, said Steve Alterman, president of the Cargo Airline Association. A lot of that freight flying overhead right now hasn’t been screened at all.
LETTER TO SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO REGARDING MISCOUNDUCT AT THE STATE DEPARTMENTS CANINE VALIDATION CENTER.
Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Certified Cargo Screening Standard Security Program
ADVANCING PURPOSE BRED DOGS INTO THE MODERN ERA