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Inside the Washington Beltway, Erroll G. Southers, the assistant chief of airport police in Los Angeles, is mired in controversy over whether he should head the federal agency that helps protect airline passengers from terrorist attacks.Keep Reading
Reverberations from the attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day will continue for some time. As full-body scanners are cropping up at airports, concerns about privacy are being voiced. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses why privacy may be the price we need to pay for safety.
Rep. Bennie Thompson and other federal officials intent on preventing a repeat of the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound plane must be careful not to tighten security so much that people become reluctant to fly, homeland security experts say.Keep Reading
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
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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 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.
Democratic senators rallied around President Obama's pick to head the Transportation Security Administration on Friday as new details emerged indicating that key lawmakers already knew when they voted in November to advance his nomination that he had mischaracterized a personal incident in his testimony.
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.
President to receive prelimary results from reviews of watch lists and air travel screening tomorrowKeep Reading
In the wake of an attack on a US airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day, federal authorities met to reassess the US system of terror watchlists to determine how to avoid the lapse that allowed a man with explosives to board the flight in Amsterdam even though he was flagged as a possible terrorist. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses why Al Qaeda is determined to bring down an aircraft in flight as well as the latest airport screening technologies designed to disrupt an in flight terrorist attack.