O’Hare Airport is the “least secure airport in the country” — and vulnerable to a terrorist attack — because of an aviation commissioner hell-bent onbuilding runways at the expense of security, the airport’s fired security chief charged Wednesday.Keep Reading
ICE agents investigating visas in US consular posts would stop would-be terrorists like the Christmas Day Bomber, congressman arguesKeep Reading
Secretary argues more money for aviation security, less for bordersKeep Reading
O'Hare Airport will receive its first "full-body scanner" next week in Terminal One as part of the Obama administration's push to improve airport security nationwide after the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day.Keep Reading
A California Congressman is requesting an investigation into a man who authorities say posed as a US marshal and bypassed airport security in San Diego to deport his cousin's wife to the Philippines.Keep Reading
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano indicated that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would concentrate more of its attention to dealing with domestic extremism. This announcement comes in the wake of the deadly attack on an IRS building in Austin, Texas. Software engineer Joseph Stack flew a private plane into the building after apparently writing an angry rant against the government online. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses more about how DHS is responding to domestic incidents and what it means to aviation security.
The crash of a small civilian plane into the side of a government building is raising the hackles of general aviation pilots who fear the government will crack down on them in the name of national security.
Joint declaration addresses passenger and cargo security.
Probe was sparked by online posting of unredacted airport screening SOP Keep Reading
Citing industry objections, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing to scale back a controversial plan to expand aviation security rules for the first time to thousands of private planes.
The Obama administration is proposing to scale back some border security programs set up after the 9/11 attacks and ramp up aviation security following the attempted Christmas bombing, in what some conservative lawmakers say is a dangerous priority shift.
The United States should increase aid to Yemen to prevent the poor Arab country becoming a failed state and not just focus on assistance to fight al Qaeda there, research house Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said.Keep Reading
Overall discretionary funds would increase by 3% in budget driven by aviation securityKeep Reading
GAO cites progress but ongoing challenges.
The nation’s main counterterrorism center is creating new teams of specialists to pursue clues of emerging terrorist plots as part of a rapid buildup that will sharply increase its analyst corps, perhaps by hundreds of people over the next year, intelligence officials said Friday.
The Transportation Security Administration has launched an internal investigation into an air marshal field office in Florida where supervisors are alleged to have used a crew assignment board to ridicule and keep score on women, gays and minorities, sources told CNN.
At Philadelphia International Airport, a baggage screener was caught in March of last year stealing laptop computers and a video game system from the luggage of airline passengers.
Members of Congress demanded Friday to know whether airport protocols and airline safety measures are adequate after a Free Press exclusive report revealed potential mistakes and miscues that might have put people at Detroit Metro Airport at risk following a Christmas Day bombing attempt aboard Northwest Flight 253.
At top: aviation, borders, information sharing, immigration reformKeep Reading
With the Christmas Day airline bombing attempt still under investigation, Britain on a higher terror alert, and a message from Osama Bin Laden, homeland security issues are sure to be high on President Obama's mind as he prepares for Wednesday night's State of the Union address. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg talks about what the President might discuss. Plus, will there be more European cooperation in airport screening? Listen to the interview to find out.