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WikiLeaks Furor Causes Defeat of Whistleblower Bill

A bill aimed at enhancing federal whistle-blower protections appeared poised to pass Congress last month on the strength of years of aggressive lobbying and strong bipartisan support. But skeptics of the measure found something even more potent to derail it: WikiLeaks. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Tenn. Airport Weighs Major Upgrade

Chattanooga airport officials [in Tennessee] are looking at what could be the biggest slate of improvements at the passenger terminal in almost two decades. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Nebraska Ave.: A Winner and a Loser: TSA and CBP Face the 2011 Budget

When it comes to the fiscal 2011 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was a winner, its budget rising by $375 million over fiscal 2010. By contrast, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was a loser, its budget declining by $171 million. With that growing budget and a clear strategy for… Keep Reading

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Market Monitor: EADS Boosts Security Growth Priority

The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. (EADS), Munich, Germany, is planning to aggressively expand its market position in security through acquisitions and organic growth. Company projections show that EADS’ security businesswill account for 50 percent of the sales of its Cassidian unit (formerly EADS Defense and Space) by 2020, up from 20 percent in… Keep Reading

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The No-Fly List: FBI Says It’s Smaller Than You Think

Gulet Mohamed, a Virginia teenager, is back home after being forced to stay in Kuwait for more than a month. He says he couldn’t return because he was on the US No-Fly list. The government refuses to say whether he is or isn’t on it. And while theno-fly list has grown in recent years, the… Keep Reading

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US and Yemen Work for Air Cargo Security: Embassy

The United States is working with Sanaa to ensure security of air cargo, the US embassy said on Sunday, after last year’s global security alert sparked by the discovery of explosives in two parcels posted from Yemen. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Seattle Man Acquitted in TSA Airport Case

If you’ve been following the case of Phil Mocek, the Seattle man arrested for refusing to show ID to TSA, his cell-phone recording of his arrest, now on YouTube, is pretty interesting. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Ventura Sues TSA Over Airport Patdown

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is suing the Transportation Security Administration for allegedly violating his privacy rights during an airport patdown. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Cross-Border Trucking Program Could Begin Again

A proposal by the Obama administration that would grant Mexican truckers greater access to Texas roadways — and far beyond — would be a boon to businesses in the state, supporters say. But unions, the Teamsters in particular, say the plan would cost American jobs. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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More VBIEDs Detonated South of the Border

As the savage, largely narco-fueled violence in Mexico escalates, the country’s crime-cartels have resorted to using one of jihadist terrorists’ most lethal weapons – the car bomb. But while there had been a lull in the cartels’ use of “vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices” (VBIED) since a wave of detonations of these lethal bombs last summer, on… Keep Reading

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Michigan Man to Talk with TSA About Protocol

The date is set for Thomas Sawyer to speak with Transportation Security Administration officials about airport security protocol involving people with medical conditions. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Radiation on Planes Poses Little Risk to Most

The Transportation Security Administration says its new body imaging scanners produce about the same level of radiation as flying in an airliner for two minutes. That raises the question: How much radiation do pilots, flight attendants and passengers receive per flight? Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Experts Stress Importance of DHS Authorization Bills

The question of whether Congress can pass an authorization bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) remains a source of speculation this term, despite a Republican majority in the House. Experts disagreed on how well the last Congress handled the contentious challenge, which could help establish greater exclusivity in DHS oversight for the House… Keep Reading

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TSA Hacker Sentenced to Prison

A judge has sentenced a former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker to two years in prison for trying to inject malicious code into federal databases after he was dismissed from his job. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Gulf Cartel Takes Extraordinary Step of Issuing ‘Challenge Coin’

US counter-narcotics officials in Mexico City have confirmed the existence of a“Cártel del Golfo [Gulf Cartel] Challenge Coin,” Homeland Security Today has learned. The disclosure of the Gulf Cartel’s Challenge Coin has raised a variety of concerns and interpretations on the part of US counter-cartel authorities about its importance and how it may be being… Keep Reading

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Airports Consider Using Private Security Screeners

Following the furor over invasive airport security screenings and personal pat-downs, some airports are now considering replacing government security screeners with private companies. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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