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Body Scanner Set for O’Hare Airport

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.

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DHS Looks Closely at Domestic Terrorism

Image ImageHomeland 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.

 

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Alarm at Austin plane crash troubles pilots

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.

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Obama’s 2011 Budget Curbs Border Security Programs

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.

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US Should Increase Financial Aid to Yemen, NGO Says

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.

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New Teams Connect Dots of Terror Plots

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.

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Derogatory ‘Jeopardy’ board launches TSA probe

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.

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High airport security may be cutting thefts

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.

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Detroit Metro Airport safety protocols under fire

 

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.
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State of the Union Homeland Security Preview

Image ImageWith 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.

 

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