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Obama signs funding bill for Homeland Security
President Barack Obama signed a bill that fully funds the Department of Homeland Security through September, ending the threat of a partial government shutdown.
Obama praised Congressional Republicans for splitting DHS funding from measures that would defund his executive actions on immigration. Those actions would delay deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants and allow them to apply for work permits.
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ACC visits congressional committees on the FAA reauthorization
A delegation of ACC members visited with key staff professionals from the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Senate Commerce Committee to discuss issues surrounding the FAA reauthorization bill. ACC informed the staff of the role its members play in the development and operations of airports, and the need for an increase in the cap on Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) from $4.50 to $8.50. ACC also discussed the value of using Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) for professional services. Thanks to Roddy Boggus, ACC Secretary/Treasurer with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Gary Luczak, Vice Chair of ACC’s Advocacy Committee with Transystems, and Ron Siecke with Jacobs for joining ACC President T.J. Schulz on the Hill visits.
ACC exhibits at the 2015 Airports Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Through ice and snow, ACC had the opportunity to exhibit at the 2015 Airport Conference held in Hershey, Pennsylvania (formerly the FAA Eastern Region Airports Conference), where ACC members were featured on a number of technical panels. It was great interfacing ACC members and other airport development professionals at the conference! This event is sponsored by The Pennsylvania State University and is designed for government officials, airport owners/management, consultants, contractors, and material testing laboratories personnel. The conference provides the latest information on airport programs and policies as well as practical experience by airport management, consultants, and others in the airport industry.
Mark your calendars! The 2015 ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Workshop
Entering its seventh year, the ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Workshop has grown into the preeminent aviation security conference developed for the industry. This year’s event has been reformatted so that attendees receive briefings by key representatives from the TSA’s Office of Security Capabilities and other DHS agencies, followed by roundtable, interactive technical discussions among stakeholders. This event will provide participants a unique opportunity to learn about the latest programs and collectively address challenges. Registration and a preliminary agenda will be available soon! For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities contact ACC at (703) 683-5900.
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