Site Map - Airport Security

TSA Will Retest Backscatter Scanners As Hearing Delves Deeper Into Machines

- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Friday that it will retest the amount of potentially harmful radiation emitted by full-body X-ray scanners at U.S. airports by the end of March.

Full Body Scanners Feature Prominently in DHS's 2012 Budget Request

- Despite past outrage and lingering health concerns, the White House's 2012 budget proposal has requested $105.2 million to roll out an additional 275 full body scanners at U.S. airports.

TSA Will Not Expand Private Screener Program

- The Transportation Security Administration has stopped approving applications from airports hoping to launch private screener programs.

Backscatter Full Body Scanners Can Be Defeated, Journal Article Finds

- A recently published journal article finds that terrorists can defeat X-ray backscatter technology, one of two machines used by the TSA to screen air travelers.

Captain Sully Sullenberger Talks Aviation Safety and Security

- In this month's podcast, Captain Sully Sullenberger explains why commercial aviation is so safe and why he fears that may not hold true for much longer in an exclusive interview with Security Management.

Airport Security Market Strong Growth Projected

- Airport Security Market expected to reach $289 billion by 2015.

Morning Security Brief: Airport Pat-downs, Wi-Fi Risks, Workplace Violence, DoD Intelligence Budget, and More

- A CNN employee's encounter at an airport draws attention to security pat-downs. Risks of free wireless connections in public spaces--and what you can do about them. A new online resource offers companies guidance in developing policies to help employees dealing with domestic abuse and related issues. And more.

The Prescreening Puzzle

- The U.S. government still struggles to find ways to prevent terrorists from boarding airplanes. Two recent incidents show the weaknesses that remain in the system, and the challenges of addressing those vulnerabilities.

Screening Technology

- DHS has commissioned the development of standards that will allow interoperability between security scanning products regardless of manufacturer. Read about the process, which is being coordinated by NEMA, the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers.

Police Association: LAX Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack

- 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.

GAO Skeptical TSA Can Screen 100 Percent of Domestic Cargo by August Deadline

- With less than a month to go, the Government Accountability Office is skeptical that the Transportation Security Administration will achieve 100 percent screening of all cargo loaded onto passenger aircraft at U.S. airports by the August 1 deadline set in law.

Terrorists Slip Past TSA's Scientifically Untested Behavioral Threat Detection Program

- At least 17 suspected terrorists have evaded federal officers trained to spot suspicious behavior under an aviation security program the Government Accountability Office describes as scientifically unreliable.

Court Upholds Firing of Federal Air Marshal for Disclosing Sensitive Information

- The Department of Homeland Security had the right to fire a whistleblower who provided sensitive information to a reporter in 2003, an administrative judge for the Merit Systems Protection Board ruled yesterday.

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