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Transportation and Cargo Security: Threats and Solutions

- A practical, yet hardheaded, look at the core issues affecting transportation and cargo security.

Profiling Aviation Threats

- In April, Israel's Supreme Court ruled that airport security screening discriminated against Israeli Arabs.

Congressman Consistently Hassled During Airport Screenings

- Rep. John Lewis tells congressional committee that if this can happen to him "you can only imagine what the average American suffers."

Amtrak's Counterterrorism Program Heads West

- A mobile unit of 19 counterterrorism agents will randomly screen passengers for explosives and look out for suspicious behavior at California rail stations.

Low Morale for Airport Screeners Could Harm Security, Report Says

- The Transportation Security Administration says the report's methodology is flawed.

U.S. Federal Legislation: Rail Safety

- A bill (S. 1889) introduced by Rep. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) designed to improve railroad safety has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The Senate has agreed to consider the measure.

TSA Launches "Airside" Security Program for Airports

- Officials hope to bolster coordination between airport operators, airlines, and local law enforcement to better secure airport tarmacs and service areas.

U.S. Will Require Online Registration for Foreign Visitors

- Residents of nations who can travel to the United States without a visa will be asked to register online with the U.S. government at least three days prior to travel.

CCTV for Airplanes?

- A European prototype tests the effectiveness of CCTV in detecting terrorist threats on planes.

Is Private Industry a TSA Scapegoat?

- Government blames private industry for the lack of new security technology while private industry blames government for not encouraging the development of new technology.

Beijing Tightens Subway Security

- The Chinese government did not say if the security checks are in anticipation of this summer's Olympic Games.

I-35W Bridge Collapse Report Issued by U.S. Fire Administration

- The U.S. Fire Administration reports that emergency response efforts at the time of the I35W Bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1, 2007, were generally good. It discusses issues where lessons can be learned.

TSA Claims Victory for Arrest at Orlando Airport

- The TSA says the work of its behavior detection officers led to the arrest of a man carrying bomb-making materials in his suitcase on Tuesday.

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