NEWS & ANALYSIS

TSA Security Screening Called into Question

The x-raying of carry-on luggage, the taking off of shoes, and the confiscation of small items is of dubious value to airport security, says a new report from Harvard.

U.S. Should Concentrate on Border and Airport Security, Says Chertoff

Unlike Europe, the terrorist threat faced by the U.S. comes from without rather than from within.

A New Form of Electromagnetic Radiation Could Bolster Airport and National Security

Scientists at the DOE's Argonne National Laboratory may be able to harness the power of T-rays for more effective checkpoint screening.

New Israeli Device Said to Prevent 9-11 Type Hijackings

Israeli officials say the system is foolproof.

Britain to Speed Up Airport Security Screening

Most passengers should take no longer than 5 minutes to pass through security, says the government.

Government Investigators Smuggle Bomb Components Past Airport Security

GAO says publicly available parts and knowledge could be used to assemble a bomb during an aircraft flight and do significant damage.

TSA May Have Tipped Agents Off to Security Test

The Associated Press reports that the Transportation Security Administration appears to have thwarted a security test "by alerting screeners across the country that it was under way, even providing descriptions of the undercover agents."

NASA Will Release Airline Survey

Report was originally suppressed due to NASA fears it would harm the commercial airline industry.

Foreign Airport Repair Shops Present Security Risks

Congress and security experts fear terrorists could stash explosives in plane parts and cavities.

Safer Skies over Russia

Russia’s Transportation Ministry has ordered airlines to improve customer service or risk losing their operating licenses
 




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