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.
07/22/2010 - The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing yesterday to discuss current port security initiatives and explore whether the SAFE Port Act of 2006 should be reauthorized in its previous form or should be altered to address additional security issues.
07/15/2010 - California state and local lawmakers are calling for a review of security at Los Angeles International Airport after a local police organization says the terminals are vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
06/22/2010 - The Transportation Security Administration has received another congressional tongue lashing after a new report detailed its continued inability to conduct comprehensive risk assessments across the transportation sectors it's responsible for securing.
05/28/2010 - Read the basic outline of how the Transportation Security Administration’s Certified Cargo Screening Program aims to help the air cargo industry screen 100 percent of all cargo placed on board passenger planes before the August deadline hits.
04/30/2010 - A bill (S. 2940), introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), would increase the use of security cameras at airports. Under the bill, airports would be required to install security cameras at all screening locations and all points where passengers exit sterile areas of the airport. The government would establish requirements for the use, maintenance, and testing of the cameras. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees would have access to the cameras and the data or recordings they generate.
04/22/2010 - The New York City subway plot and various attacks against railways worldwide show the United States focuses disproportionately on aviation security to its peril, says Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).
04/15/2010 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has aggressively pursued international cooperation to protect the global aviation system from terrorists since Christmas' failed attack, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday.
02/12/2010 - The vicious beating of one teenage girl by another inside a downtown Seattle transit tunnel as three private security guards watched has led the city's metro department to rethink its security policies.
01/27/2010 - The agency responsible for the New York City transportation system does not have enough money to complete a state-of-the-art security system okayed after the attacks of September 11, 2001, according to various media reports.
01/14/2010 - The inability of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners to identify a gun inside a carry-on bag may have tested the patience of a Southwest Montana airport security chief for the final time.