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Boston commuters benefit from $35.5M in stimulus

During her visit to Boston last week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the purchase of 1,200 new explosive-trace detection units for deployment at airports throughout the nation. Of these, 60 will be deployed at screening checkpoints at Logan International Airport, thus adding to Logan’s already sizeable contingent of ETDs.

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Groups Ask DHS to Suspend Full-Body Imagers

More than 30 privacy and civil liberties groups are asking the Department of Homeland Security to suspend the use of full body imagers at airports, saying there is evidence that privacy safeguards don't work and the devices are not effective.

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US Homeland Security Secretary Visits Nigeria

 

US Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visited Abuja Sunday on the invitation of the federal government to assess steps taken so far to strengthen aviation security at the nation's international airports.
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DHS Changes Aviation Security Standards

Image ImageDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced some changes to aviation security measures on Friday. In the past, passengers from 14 countries that are either known to sponsor terrorism or are “of special interest” were subject to secondary screening. As seen on Christmas Day, the policy was ineffective—the underwear bomber got through because he was coming from a country that was not subject to automatic screening. Now, secondary screening will be based on intelligence, not based on country. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses the new policy and the impact it will have on travelers.

 

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Feds: TSA Worker Tried to Sabotage Terror Database

A former Transportation Security Administration contractor is being charged in Colorado for allegedly injecting malicious code into a government network used for screening airport security workers and others.

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Discipline for Guard in Airport Breach

The Newark Liberty International Airport guard who was away from his post when a graduate student ducked into a secured area has been notified of his discipline, a Transportation Security Administration official said Thursday.

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US & Japan Discuss Airline Security

 

United States Secretary of HomelandSecurity Janet Napolitano met with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on Friday. It comes a day before a gathering of Asian Pacific ministers in Tokyo on aviation security.
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US Adds New Bomb Screening Test at CVG Airport

Travelers using the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport are getting yet another new wrinkle in their security screening – a random swipe of the hands to check for explosive residue.

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