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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Department 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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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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