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Canines Could Be Used More Effectively in Airports, Says GAO

- According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), canine teams are not being effectively used in airports to screen passengers for explosives.

Better Breach Tracking Needed

- A new study on security breaches at U.S. airports reveals inconsistent reporting and a lack of clear guidelines.

TSA Officers Ordered to Undergo Training after Racial Profiling Accusations

- TSA behavioral detection officers have been ordered to undergo training on racial profiling.

By the Numbers: TSA in 2012

- TSA releases mid-year statistics. 375,432,402 people have traveled through security checkpoints in 2012.

Morning Security Brief: JFK Breach, Olympic Security, iOS Security, and More

- A man walks right past JFK airport’s perimeter security and into a terminal without setting off any alarms. A military official says it will take two years for the British military to recover from deploying so many people so quickly for the Olympics. iPhone security unbreakable by law enforcement. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Attempted Hijacking in China, Doomsday PC Virus, Terror Suspects Arrested in London, and More

- Chinese hijacking attempt foiled. Computers still infected with the “Internet Doomsday Virus” will lose Internet connectivity Monday. London police arrest seven terror suspects, one a former police officer. And more.

U.S. Security's Expanded Presence in Airports Abroad

- Various countries have given the United States permission to place security officers in the country's airports; the officers have been given the authority to detail passengers, carry weapons, and pull people off of flights.

Morning Security Brief: CBRN-Ready Baby Cradles, CrySyS Lab Profiles Flame, Airport Breach, and More

- Russia buys 100 attack-proof cradles at $60,000 apiece. CrySyS Lab publishes a report profiling the “most sophisticated cyberweapon yet unleashed.” A man with no ticket bypasses security and boards a plane in San Diego. And more.

TSA Announces New ID Scanners, Expert Questions Past Practices

- TSA announced on Tuesday the start of a pilot program of a new technology to catch counterfeit IDs. One expert says the era of visual inspections of IDs is over.

Panel Discusses Steps to Improving Public-Private Collaboration to Secure Air Cargo

- Achieving balance between efficiency, privacy, and security are key in securing cargo in the United States, said a panel speaking on security at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Aviation Summit on Thursday.

ID Verification Remains a Vulnerability for Airports

- A video by The Daily shows how easy it is to purchase fake identification convincing enough to dupe TSA officers.

House Committee Members Request Audit of Full Body Scanners

- Two ranking members of the House Homeland Security Committee have requested an audit of how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) deploys controversial full-body scanners at airport security checkpoints.

May Be 'Coincidence,' Military Spokesman Says of Airfield Breach in Afghanistan

- Some are calling it an assassination attempt, after an Afghan man drove a stolen vehicle onto the runway as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta landed for a scheduled visit Wednesday morning.

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