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Airport Screening

- A Government Accountability Office report recommends that the Transportation Security Administration no longer fund its behavior detection programs because they are generally ineffective. Its meta-analysis of hundreds of studies found that the ability of human observers to accurately identify deceptive behavior based on behavioral cues is the same as or slightly better than chance.

Morning Security Brief: Crimea Votes to Break Away From Ukraine, Missing Flight Update, And More

- Russia moves to annex the Black Sea Peninsula after Crimea votes overwhelmingly to break off from Ukraine; the search continues for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as theories explaining its disappearance begin to take shape; and Japan holds a cybersecurity drill as it prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Morning Security Brief: Update on Malaysian Airlines Flight, Boston Marathon Security Amped Up, And More.

- The head of Interpol said on Tuesday that the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is probably not related to terrorism; the Boston Marathon, scheduled for April 21, will have tighter security measures and record attendance; and a cybersecurity firm says it has uncovered more than 360 million credentials newly available on the black market for purchase by cybercriminals.

Industry News

- Protection for a new deep-sea port near London, and companies donate security equipment to schools.

Explosives Detection Standards

- An agency has developed training aides for explosives-sniffing dogs.

Introduction to Transportation Security

- A good resource for students of security or supply chain management, this book provides a thorough overview of different modes of transportation, their vulnerabilities, and security strategies to deter, detect, and prevent attacks against the transportation industry.

Morning Security Brief: Update on N.Y. Train Crash, IG Report on DHS Cybersecurity, Air Defense Zone Tensions in Asia, and More

- A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board says a commuter train that derailed on Sunday in New York was traveling more than twice the speed limit when it crashed; an inspector general's report says the Department of Homeland Security has not adhered to its own cybersecurity policies; tensions are high between China and Japan over an air defense zone, and bulletproof pods in local airports could replace TSA agents at passenger exits.

Everyone Needs an Exit Strategy

- Find out what researchers have learned from studying past hurricane-related evacuations and how they are trying to apply those lessons to future evacuations.

Transportation Safety

- A recent Government Accountability Office report discusses the need for better data and analysis of safety risks involving cargo tank trucks.

Aviation & Maritime Security Intelligence

- This book provides a basic over­view of some intelligence functions in transportation security, but it omits a number of important elements.

Morning Security Brief: Crash Investigation, Private Sector Perks in Immigration Bill, and EU Demands Privacy Talks

- The investigation begins into the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco; the new immigration under consideration in Congress includes billions in private sector projects; and the European Union demands privacy talks with the United States.

Case Study

- Roanoke Regional Airport found a locking system that has the ease of mechanical locks with the features of an electronic access control system.

Airport Security

- According to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), canine teams are not being effectively used in airports to screen people for explosives. Read the details online.
 




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