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TSA Workers Must Assure the Public that Safety Will Stay the Same

Image ImageTransportation Security Administration chief John Pistole will allow security officers to bargain collectively and select a union in April. Arguments are already coming fast and furious from opponents. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, formerHomeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses the implications of unionizing and its impact on keeping public safety in the air.

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TSA Chief Grants Collective Bargaining Rights to Airport Screeners

The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) granted limited collective bargaining rights to airport screeners Friday, determining that doing so "does not adversely impact the resources and agility necessary to protect the security of the traveling public." While Democrats and union leaders applauded the decision by TSA Administrator John Pistole, Republicans in Congress sharply… Keep Reading

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Opinion: Jesse Ventura Takes On TSA

While trying to sell his wasteful, high-speed rail initiative during his State of the Union address last Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama joked that “it will be faster than flying – without the pat-down.” Click here for full story Keep Reading

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Culprits Behind Latest Moscow Bombings Still a Mystery

The New Year started with a deadly explosion in Moscow. Terrorists detonated a powerful bomb inside Moscow’s Domodevo international airport, killing 35 persons and injuring more than one hundred. Moscow had barely dodged an earlier attack on revelers in Red Square on the night of December 31. News of the earlier failed attack emerged in… Keep Reading

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TSA Tests New Body Scanner Software That Hides Human Details

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hopes to quell growing privacy concerns over X-ray images captured by its whole body imaging devices by installing software that generates an image of a human outline rather than an X-ray scan. The new software for the advanced imaging technology (AIT) devices would automatically detect threat items and pinpoint their… Keep Reading

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Unions Praise End of Airport Privatization Program

A freeze on a Transportation Security Administration program to privatize airport screening services will preserve job opportunities for federal workers and keep passengers safe, according to union leaders. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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WikiLeaks Furor Causes Defeat of Whistleblower Bill

A bill aimed at enhancing federal whistle-blower protections appeared poised to pass Congress last month on the strength of years of aggressive lobbying and strong bipartisan support. But skeptics of the measure found something even more potent to derail it: WikiLeaks. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Tenn. Airport Weighs Major Upgrade

Chattanooga airport officials [in Tennessee] are looking at what could be the biggest slate of improvements at the passenger terminal in almost two decades. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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TSA: No More Private Screeners at Airports

Image ImageThere will be no more private screeners at airports. That's the word coming from the Transportation Security Administration. The move comes after sixteen airports made the decision to stop using federal screening officers. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today former Editor David Silverberg discusses TSA Administrator John Pistole’s decision to keep airport screening in the hands of federal employees.

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TSA Ends Private Screening Program

The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has decided to prevent any more US airports from opting out of the use of federal screening officers in favor of private companies. TSA Administrator John Pistole started a review of the initiative thatallowed airports to hire private contractors as screeners last year and determined that it… Keep Reading

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US Scraps Screening Rules Put in Place After Flight 253

The US government on Friday scrapped profiling guidelines at airports that had targeted people from 14 nations, mostly Muslims. The guidelines were enacted the week after the Dec. 25 bomb attempt over metro Detroit by a Muslim suspect. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Nebraska Ave.: A Winner and a Loser: TSA and CBP Face the 2011 Budget

When it comes to the fiscal 2011 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was a winner, its budget rising by $375 million over fiscal 2010. By contrast, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was a loser, its budget declining by $171 million. With that growing budget and a clear strategy for… Keep Reading

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Market Monitor: EADS Boosts Security Growth Priority

The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. (EADS), Munich, Germany, is planning to aggressively expand its market position in security through acquisitions and organic growth. Company projections show that EADS’ security businesswill account for 50 percent of the sales of its Cassidian unit (formerly EADS Defense and Space) by 2020, up from 20 percent in… Keep Reading

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The No-Fly List: FBI Says It’s Smaller Than You Think

Gulet Mohamed, a Virginia teenager, is back home after being forced to stay in Kuwait for more than a month. He says he couldn’t return because he was on the US No-Fly list. The government refuses to say whether he is or isn’t on it. And while theno-fly list has grown in recent years, the… Keep Reading

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US and Yemen Work for Air Cargo Security: Embassy

The United States is working with Sanaa to ensure security of air cargo, the US embassy said on Sunday, after last year’s global security alert sparked by the discovery of explosives in two parcels posted from Yemen. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Seattle Man Acquitted in TSA Airport Case

If you’ve been following the case of Phil Mocek, the Seattle man arrested for refusing to show ID to TSA, his cell-phone recording of his arrest, now on YouTube, is pretty interesting. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Ventura Sues TSA Over Airport Patdown

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is suing the Transportation Security Administration for allegedly violating his privacy rights during an airport patdown. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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TSA Union Vote Tentatively Set for March/April

Transportation Security officers will have to wait a little longer to find out when they will vote on which union to represent them, though a tentative date has been set. Click here for full story Keep Reading

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