FBI Completes Investigation into Unauthorized Flight of Aircraft from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has completed its investigation of the unauthorized flight of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington by Richard Russell on Friday, August 10, 2018, and decided – given the death of Russell in the incident and his …

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Airplane Stolen and Crashed by Airline Employee in Seattle Area Raises Questions about Airport Security

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 10, 2018, an airline employee stole an empty passenger airplane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flew erratically for close to an hour while being followed by armed military jets, and then died after intentionally crashing the plane on an island in Puget Sound, a bizarre incident …

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TSA May Eliminate Passenger Screening at Smaller Airports to Save Money for Security at Larger Airports

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) may eliminate the screening of airline passengers at more than 150 smaller sized airports across the United States in order to save money that could be used to tighten security at larger airports, according to an exclusive report from CNN (Cable News …

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Survey Finds Only One in Five HR Professionals Confident in Ability of Employers to Assess Applicant Skills when Screening

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Only one in five Human Resource (HR) professionals are “fully confident” in the overall ability of their employers to “effectively assess the skills of entry-level applicants” when screening new hires despite the fact that most of these applicants possess many of the important skills employers value, according to a …

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Continuous Screening of Employees Could Be More Common in Near Future

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn While most companies currently perform background screening on employees once at the pre-hire stage, “the new normal may call for continuous, post-hire monitoring” in the near future to avoid insider threats, according to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article.

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