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Radiation on Planes Poses Little Risk to Most

The Transportation Security Administration says its new body imaging scanners produce about the same level of radiation as flying in an airliner for two minutes. That raises the question: How much radiation do pilots, flight attendants and passengers receive per flight? Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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DC Judge Blocks Release of TSA Body Scan Images

The US Department of Homeland Security has properly shielded from public review 2,000 whole-body scan images, a federal judge in Washington said today in a public records suit. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Airports Consider Using Private Security Screeners

Following the furor over invasive airport security screenings and personal pat-downs, some airports are now considering replacing government security screeners with private companies. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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TSA’s Blogger Takes On Scanner Underwear

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a warning for air travelers looking at purchasing underwear designed to hide passengers’ private parts when they go through full body scanners at airport security. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Name’s Not the Same? Not to Worry. Maybe.

Jesse Demastrie and his wife flew from Washington to Las Vegas without incident the day after Christmas. TSA agents waved them through the screening area, and United Airlines allowed the couple to board the aircraft. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Napolitano Hails Global Security Cooperation on International Trek

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano continued a weeklong global trek to secure agreements with foreign nations Sunday, signing a declaration to enhance security cooperation with Qatar. "Homeland security does not begin at America’s borders–it starts with our international partnerships to detect and deter terrorists and other individuals who pose a threat to citizens around the… Keep Reading

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Agency Spotlight: Improving Transportation and—Maybe—Security

Just in time for 2010’s Thanksgiving travel rush came word of tightened security requirements that particularly impacted frequent flyers. However, it didn’t involve full body scanners or what were sometimes too aggressive pat-downs. Instead, this was a proposal from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to require all pilot certificates to include a photo of the… Keep Reading

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Editor’s Letter: The Right to Survive

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Keep Reading

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Thermos Threat: TSA Scrutinizes Beverage Containers

As the holiday travel season began, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) last week stepped up its scrutiny of thermoses carried by air passengers through security checkpoints. Travelers carrying around a thermos, perhaps to store some warm liquids while during cold weather, already were subject to a prohibition on carrying more than carrying beverages through airport… Keep Reading

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Top Republican Questions TSA Success in New Procedures

Given the public outcry over whole body imaging devices and enhanced pat downs, a top Republican on the Homeland Security Committee in the incoming Congress is questioning the effectiveness of those procedures in detecting dangerous items. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) has written to John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to request briefings… Keep Reading

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Union Vote Coming for TSA Agents?

Federal security screeners at US airports could vote early next year on whether to join one of two unions, even though neither would have collective bargaining rights unless current policy is changed. Click here for full story Keep Reading

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Counterterrorism Adviser Promises Tight Security During Holidays

Chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan made an appearance at Wednesday’s White House briefing to reassure reporters that the intelligence community is working to prevent terrorist threats during the holiday season such as last year’s bombing attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Christmas day. Click here for story. Keep Reading

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Clapper Criticism Unwarranted; Was Doing His Job, Officials Say

Largely partisan andknow-it-all pundits and critics had a field day this week lambasting Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, a longtime fixture in the US Intelligence Community (IC) under both Republican and Democratic administrations, for not being aware of the arrests in Britain of 12 persons on suspicion of "preparation or instigation of an act… Keep Reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Suspicious Package Closes Down Newark Airport Terminal

Terminal A at  Newark  International Airport, Newark, NJ was closed down  Monday  morning after what authorities described as a “suspicious package” was discovered behind an American Airlines counter. All other terminals at the airport remained open as Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Bomb Appraisal officers, investigated the scene.  Port Authority police  immediately began blocking all vehicular… Keep Reading

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Analysis: TSA Will Unionize

Image ImageIn light of the holiday travel season and new unhappiness with airport screening procedures, in his weekly chat on Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses moves afoot to unionize the TSA workforce and whether it will succeed.

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