US President George Bush signed the FAA Extension Act of 2008 into law, extending funding for FAA operations and programs through March 31 (ATWOnline, Sept. 25). He also signed a Dept. of Homeland Security appropriations bill requiring DHS to conduct two additional US Exit pilot programs--one where airlines collect and transmit biometric exit data and another where US Customs and Border Protection collects data at departure gates (ATWOnline, Sept. 26). Reports on the tests will be submitted ...

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