Officials engage foreign nations, private companies to increase cargo securityKeep Reading
House Homeland Security Committee chair orders GAO reportKeep Reading
Bombs sent from Yemen with the use of a stolen identity show how United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. face a patchwork of cargo screening in developing countries, security specialists said.Keep Reading
Congressman will attempt to strengthen TSA screening mandateKeep Reading
The Obama administration is having a series of high-level meetings on how to approach the situation in Yemen this week in the wake of a plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States, senior US officials said.Keep Reading
US officials dramatically increased the screening of incoming air cargo following the interception on Friday of two explosive devices believed to have originated in Yemen, as a renewed debate emerged over how much resources federal officials and private companies should devote to such screening.
The US is struggling to improve screening procedures for air cargo transported domestically and around the world, but the makeup and amount of cargo on planes makes it difficult -- some say impossible -- to check every package.
Cargo plot described as very sophisticated and highly coordinated.
Inspectors from the United States are heading to Yemen to monitor security practices and to try to find the holes in their system that allowed two explosive packages to leave the country.
The package explosives intercepted last week by counter-terrorism officials could have been detonated on aircraft while enroute to their destinations in the United States, the White House's top counter-terrorism adviser said Sunday, adding that authorities "have to presume" there might be more potential mail bombs like the ones pulled from planes in England and the United Arab Emirates.Keep Reading
Congress generally praises US reaction, but some have concernsKeep Reading
President says Yemen originated packages apparently contained explosive material
Maritime security bill introduced by Sens. Rockefeller, Hutchinson would provide necessary flexibility in scanning containers, experts sayKeep Reading
Trade levels demand more inspectors, tech at land ports, senators sayKeep Reading
Additional info collected under 10+2 rule not fully factored into early identification of high-risk cargo, GAO saysKeep Reading
GAO identifies faults in implementation of current counterpiracy strategy.
Bill would address ports, acquisition, oil spillsKeep Reading
TSA meanwhile claims progress on another 9/11 Act mandate to screen US-bound air cargoKeep Reading
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spent nearly $1 million in Homeland Security money on two high-tech boats that are docked after a mind-boggling series of breakdowns and mishaps.
Chiefs of Coast Guard, CBP outline maritime security efforts to dateKeep Reading