Almost three quarters of the American public are in favor of full body x-ray scanners at airports, according to the findings of a new CBS News poll conducted in the wake of the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.Keep Reading
The day afterUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s Christmas Day attempt to set off an explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said any additional security measures the agency planned to implement were “designed to be unpredictable.”Keep Reading
Presidential directive follows reports on failings leading to Christmas Day bombing attemptKeep Reading
Had it worked, the suspected trigger would not have been easy to figure out Keep Reading
Nigerian faces six counts related to terrorist actions
President assures reviews to yield correctionsKeep Reading
Seemingly suspicious pieces of luggage delayed flights at two airports Tuesday, prompting evacuations in Minneapolis and closing a California airport where authorities discovered what turned out to be soft drink bottles filled with ... honey.Keep Reading
Despite ongoing privacy concerns, authorities will start using full-body scanners at Heathrow Airport, one of the world's busiest, in about three weeks, the British government announced Tuesday.Keep Reading
Former air marshal says marshals should have checked Northwest flightKeep Reading
IG says whole body imagers among devices requiring alternativesKeep Reading
Leaks, widespread publication of unredacted SSI stirs press restrictions debate Keep Reading
The attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 by an Al Qaeda operative continues to be near the top of the priority list for the White House and the Department of Homeland Security. President Obama on Sunday said that Al Qaeda was behind the plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses why the attack has become a political issue as well as the need for whole body imaging security screening.
Changes in screening at TSA following underwear bomber increase focus on people, much like changes after shoe bomber
The United States and British Embassies in the capital of Yemen remained closed for a second day Monday because of continuing threats from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist group linked to the attempt to bring down an international flight into Detroit on Christmas.Keep Reading
The Feds issued the toughest airport security rules ever for U.S.-bound passengers Sunday, ordering patdowns, body scans and other new screenings for most fliers.
Just days after serving subpoenas to two travel bloggers, the Transportation Security Administration withdrew the subpoenas late Thursday, saying its investigation into how the bloggers received a sensitive security directive "is nearing a successful conclusion."
After an attempted terrorist attack on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, the Transportation Security Administration gave airline crews new discretion to deal with threats on US bound planes.
Interest could spark more money for screening, info sharingKeep Reading
President to receive prelimary results from reviews of watch lists and air travel screening tomorrowKeep Reading
Lawmakers call for more spending on explosives screeningKeep Reading