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.
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.Keep Reading
Overall discretionary funds would increase by 3% in budget driven by aviation securityKeep Reading
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.
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.
GAO cites progress but ongoing challenges.
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.
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.
At top: aviation, borders, information sharing, immigration reformKeep Reading
With 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.
The Obama administration is starting a new search for a nominee to head the aviation security agency amid intelligence warnings that al Qaeda still wants to target air travel.
Napolitano meets with European political and business leaders.
The plane, a 50-seat regional aircraft that was less than a third full when it took off from La Guardia Airport, had been climbing through the early-morning sky for about 25 minutes. A 17-year-old passenger in a whitish sweater took out something he had carried onboard, and strapped it onto his wrist and his head.Keep Reading
Nominee to head TSA discusses its people and technology and his withdrawal in an exclusive interviewKeep Reading
The IC still has important pockets of critical intelligence analysis that continue to suffer Keep Reading
No-fly list expanded since Christmas attack, officials tell SenateKeep Reading
Acting on intelligence failures exposed by the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced a major tightening of British aviation security measures on Wednesday, including the creation of a new “no-fly” list of terrorist suspects similar to one maintained by the United States. Brown announced an immediate suspension of the twice-a-week flights between London and Sana, the capital of Yemen, by Yemen’s national airline, Yemenia, while efforts are made to improve airport security in Yemen. A new focus on Yemen as a base for al Qaeda plots has been one of many consequences of the failed Christmas Day attack. American authorities have accused a 23-year-old Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and say he was prepared for the plot by al Qaeda operatives in Yemen.Keep Reading
Embattled aviation expert faced questions over his support for unions, FBI reprimand for abusing access to informationKeep Reading
Scientific study attempts to identify keys to airport screening success.
DHS secretary also steps up watchlist scrutinyKeep Reading