New Travel Guidance

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to evolve and strengthen its multi-layered approach to aviation security – through better technology, expanded data analysis capabilities and an enhanced understanding of current intelligence.

As part of this evolution, TSA established a committee to review the Agency’s Prohibited Items List. After review and based on an overall risk-based security approach, TSA will be making changes to allow small knives, souvenir-sized and toy bats and some sporting equipment on board aircraft.

This decision aligns TSA with International Civil Aviation Organization standards and our European counterparts.

The changes to the Prohibited Items List are effective April 25, 2013. Visit the Export Control link and go to the International Travel section for detailed information and photos of examples regarding the new TSA guidance.

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New Phone Number for Security Administrator

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In our effort to continue improvements and provide you with better service, the RSO has added an additional phone number to reach the security administrator directly. Ms Selena Denton's new phone number is 334-844-5058. She will gladly help you with your security clearance process, complete your SF-86 (Security Investigation Questionnaire), and to transmit visitor's access requests among other security related issues. A visitor's access request is required for AU employees who need access to cleared facilities outside of AU. It is also required for personnel coming to visit AU needing access to sensitive areas throughout campus.You could also reach Selena at

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Export Control page updated

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Export Control page is now updated and featuring new and exciting information. Please take the time to visit the "International Travel" and the "Training" tabs under: RESEARCH COMPLIANCE → EXPORT CONTROL → TRAINING (or) INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. As always, the staff at the Research Security Office is at your disposition to help with any questions that may have. Just call 4-5041 or 4-5962. We hope you enjoy the new training slides and traveling tips available now in our web page.

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RSO acquires new personnel

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Research Security Office (RSO)is growing and adapting to the demands of the increasing numbers of contracts awarded. Therefore we are pleased to welcome our two new members; Mr José R. Collazo, who is serving as our Export Control Coordinator, and Ms Selena Denton, our new Security Administrator.
Please fell free to contact them to welcome them into the AU family, and address them with any questions you may have regarding Export Control and Security Clearance Processing.
Their contact information is:

Phone num. - 334-844-5041

José Collazo -
Selena Denton -

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The Office of Research Security has moved.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Georgia White of the Research Security Office has relocated from 307 Samford Hall to bldg. F, Rm. 3528 Advanced Engineering Research Laboratory (AERL), Phrase II of Shelby/COE. There is a box setup in room 1418 of Wiggins Hall for all incoming and campus mail. The physical address is Rm. 3528 Advanced Engineering Research Laboratory (AERL), if individuals on campus need to deliver mail directly to the RSO, because of time sensitive deadlines

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