11/16/2011 - TSA has created an app to help travelers find out how they can legally travel with firearms and other frequently asked about items. Also,TSA won't be unwrapping presents at security checkpoints.
10/20/2011 - A breast cancer survivor creates an ID card to help others using prostheses pass through security. It doesn’t exempt survivors from searches, but helps them move through security more discreetly.
09/29/2011 - Read a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s office that found that the nation’s rail transit system remains vulnerable to terrorist attacks despite the billions spent on security.
09/29/2011 - A federal appeals court has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security should have solicited public comments via the federal rulemaking process before it deployed controversial body scanners at airport security checkpoints.
(Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Department of Homeland Security, No. 10-1157, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 2011)
08/03/2011 - Since 2005, Amtrak and passenger rail transit agencies have received a billion dollars in federal grants to close security gaps. But, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General, funds have not always targeted the most critical vulnerabilities.
07/28/2010 - The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would have the Transportation Security Administration integrate a registered traveler program (.pdf) (with private background checks) into airport security procedures.
07/28/2010 - A bill (H.R. 3360) that would enhance security aboard cruise ships has been approved by the Senate. Because of discrepancies between the House and Senate versions of the bill, the differences must be reconciled in conference committee.
07/06/2010 - When sending employees overseas for travel, companies have a duty of care to ensure they provide the necessary security protocols, training, and contingency plans to ensure they come home safe and sound.
05/20/2010 - International travelers coming to America from trusted countries will no longer have to deal with paper arrival and departure forms by the end of the summer, the Department of Homeland Security announced today.