Sep 18, 2009 -The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FAST program aims to develop checkpoint technology that would notice the imperceptible and alert security screeners, reports The Boston Globe.(Updated at 11:43am)
Sep 17, 2009 -A host of nations, international organizations, and the maritime shipping industry reaffirmed their commitment to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa at a recent United Nations meeting, including a trust fund to help prosecute pirates.
Sep 16, 2009 -Amtrak could lose its pubic subsidy next year if it doesn't allow passengers to carry guns in checked baggage, after the Senate passed an amendment to its fiscal 2010 Transportation-Housing spending bill today.
Sep 16, 2009 -Institutions, including the private sector, are much better served by the color-coded terror-alert system created after the 9-11 attacks than the public, a bipartisan task force created to reevaluate the system reported yesterday.
Sep 15, 2009 -The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not developed a strategy to help cities and states across the United States recover from a dirty bomb or improvised nuclear device (IND) attack, a representative from Congress' investigative arm told legislators yesterday.
Sep 15, 2009 -A long range acoustic device, used to fend off Somali pirates, radical environmentalists, and Iraqi insurgents by their adversaries, was deployed by police recently at local political events in California, reports San Diego-based East County Magazine.
Sep 14, 2009 -Liquid restrictions at U.S. airports could be a thing of the past as soon as next year, while the federal government has introduced new screening measures on powders, reports The Wall Street Journal.