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Air Marshals Threatening to Refuse Border Deployments May Be Insider Threats, Says Air Marshal Association

Federal air marshals have been assigned to 21-day deployments at the southern border that were previously voluntary assignments.

TSA Releases Annual Detection Canine Calendar

The 2023 TSA Canine Calendar features photos and fun facts about each of this year’s 13 canine winners who were selected from dozens of entries submitted by TSA canine teams from across the country.

SEPTA to Install AI-Based Gun Detection System to Reduce Violence on Train Platforms

SEPTA is the first major transit system to deploy the ZeroEyes solution, which holds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation.

Frontex and France Run Pilot Project to Ease Travel Across Borders

The project invites volunteers to answer a standard border control questionnaire before or while traveling by ferry to the Port of Saint-Malo in France.

Port Authority Announces Its Largest Ever Security Budget

Almost $1 billion of the 2023 budget’s $8.3 billion is earmarked for funds to continue to strengthen security, including the agency’s cybersecurity posture.

MTA Police Officers Recognized for Averting Potential Terror Attack

Officers Fackner and Colasurdo apprehended the two suspects after one was flagged for making antisemitic and threatening posts online, including references to perpetrate an armed attack on a synagogue.

OIG Initiates Cybersecurity Audit at DOT

OIG will assess DOT’s continuous monitoring tools for detecting, preventing, and reporting cybersecurity threats that may compromise DOT’s information systems and data.

CBP and Princess Cruise Line Introduce Facial Biometrics at Port of San Diego

When debarking the cruise vessel at a U.S. seaport, passengers will pause for a photo that will be compared to the traveler’s existing passport or visa photo in secure DHS systems to biometrically verify their identity.

Super Cavitation: Path Toward More Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Fuels

Super Cavitation could transform transportation infrastructure not only in the USA but also on a global scale through decreased emissions.

All Hands on Deck as TSA and CBP Prepare for Busy Holiday Travel Period

CBP will host a Facebook Live event Monday at 2 p.m. to help make the travel experience easier.

Former Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police Officer Found Guilty of Using Excessive Force

Vance chased the victim from the Metro station and continued striking him in the head and neck area.

TSA Announces New Members of the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee

Among the committee’s 25 appointees, 13 are new members and 12 were reappointed.  

GAO Says the Federal Railroad Administration’s Close Call System is Underused

The Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) collects reports from railroad employees describing unsafe situations that have the potential for more serious consequences.

TSA’s Firearm Epidemic and What To Do About It

Homeland Security Today spoke with aviation security experts and former TSA officials to glean a better understanding and to try to find a solution to this epidemic.

Two U.K. Airports Begin Major Security Projects Ahead of 2024 Standards

The new standards include screening all passengers with security scanners rather than walk-through metal detectors and x-rays.

Person Shot at Miami-Dade Metromover Station by Security Guard, Police Say

Police said the fight happened at the Overtown Transit Village North station. It was not immediately clear what led to the dispute between the two.
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