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TSA Security Screening Called into Question

- The x-raying of carry-on luggage, the taking off of shoes, and the confiscation of small items is of dubious value to airport security, says a new report from Harvard.

Flying Safer Skies?

- Flying has never been safer, but there are still parts of the world where flying can be risky.

Airport Screening

- Undercover government investigators smuggled the components for improvised explosive and incendiary devices past airport screeners last spring and summer, a GAO representative told Congress. The GAO fears these bombs could bring a plane down if detonated in mid-air.

No Fly Zone

- Check out which airlines have been banned from entering the European Union’s airspace because of safety concerns.

Aviation security

- The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Aviation recently held a hearing on airport screening and checkpoint issues. Several government and industry representatives testified.

Transportation

- The TSA is testing explosives screening at train stations--just one of several recently announced initiatives.

Quick Bytes: IT budgets flying high

- Airport IT security budgets are taking off, and airports worldwide are expected to invest some $2 billion in IT and telecommunications projects annually. That's according to the Airport IT Trends Survey conducted by the Airports Council International, Airline Business magazine, and SITA, a European IT company. The study showed that IT infrastructure projects were the top investment priority, followed by security-related solutions and passenger and baggage processing. More than 96 percent of airports will face additional IT-security challenges as they roll out wireless services by 2006 and implement e-commerce and other Web services. @ The full survey costs $245 and is available at the Airline Business Web site.

Quick Bytes: IT budget flying high

- Airport IT security budgets are taking off, and airports worldwide are expected to invest some $2 billion in IT and telecommunications projects annually. That's according to the Airport IT Trends Survey conducted by the Airports Council International, Airline Business magazine, and SITA, a European IT company. The study showed that IT infrastructure projects were the top investment priority, followed by security-related solutions and passenger and baggage processing. More than 96 percent of airports will face additional IT-security challenges as they roll out wireless services by 2006 and implement e-commerce and other Web services. @ The full survey costs $245 and is available at the Airline Business Web site.

Airport screeners

- The TSA has issued guidelines to help airports determine whether to revert to private screeners.

Airport screeners.

- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued guidelines for airports to use in deciding whether to retain federal screeners or return to the use of private screening companies. Under laws passed after September 11, as of November 19, 2004, airports may start applying for the right to use contract security services.

U.S. Should Concentrate on Border and Airport Security, Says Chertoff

- Unlike Europe, the terrorist threat faced by the U.S. comes from without rather than from within.

Aviation and Airport Security: Terrorism and Safety Concerns

- Author Kathleen M. Sweet is well-credentialed with her military and aviation background. She has done her homework: Her presentation is well-outlined and clearly documented, focusing on how terrorism on commercial aviation affects the world economy. She also reviews terrorist threats, law enforcement efforts, and intelligence-community initiatives.

Passenger screening.

- The ACLU says that the TSA's new passenger-screening program for flyers is CAPPS II redux
 




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