NEWS & ANALYSIS

Heathrow Scraps Fingerprint Plan

London Heathrow Airport scraps a plan to fingerprint all departures at a new domestic terminal after a government watchdog voices opposition.

TSA Responds to CNN's Air Marshal Report

The agency says that the number of flights covered by federal air marshals is in the thousands and that the marshals are deployed on particular flights based on intelligence and risk.

Israeli Airline Security Challenged

A civil liberties group has taken the Israeli government to court, challenging the common practice of ethnic profiling in airline security.

Airlines Fight Fingerprinting

The airline industry says fingerprinting foreign visitors leaving the United States is a government function the private sector should not bear.

New Terminal at JFK Designed to Make Security Quicker and Easier

JetBlue's new terminal at JFK International Airport reflects the security concerns of a post-September 11 world.

Little Progress Made on Airport Security Screening Technology

Deployment of new technology at airport security checkpoints has been slow, leaving travelers vulnerable, say experts.

TSA Tester Gets Fake Bomb Past Screener, Reports CNN

With CNN in tow, a TSA tester smuggled an IED past security at Tampa International Airport.

FAA Says Boeing's New Dreamliner Can Be Hacked

The FAA says hackers may be able to use the plane's broadband Internet access to break into the plane's computer system which controls the plane's vital functions.

American Airlines to Fit Airplanes with Anti-Missile Systems

Three American Airline passenger planes at JFK will test anti-missile systems to deflect shoulder-to-air missiles fired by terrorists.

EDS Companies to Profit from Larger DHS Budget

A larger explosive detection budget for U.S. airports will be a boon to a number of well-positioned EDS companies.
 




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