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TSA’s Blogger Takes On Scanner Underwear

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a warning for air travelers looking at purchasing underwear designed to hide passengers’ private parts when they go through full body scanners at airport security. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Name’s Not the Same? Not to Worry. Maybe.

Jesse Demastrie and his wife flew from Washington to Las Vegas without incident the day after Christmas. TSA agents waved them through the screening area, and United Airlines allowed the couple to board the aircraft. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Cross-Border Trucking Concept Unveiled

Shortly after meeting with members of Congress [Thursday] morning, [Transportation] Secretary Ray LaHood released an “initial concept document” for a program that would grant Mexico-based motor carriers long-haul access to the United States. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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FEMA Doesn’t Measure Transit Security Grant Success

Without performance information, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) cannot be certain of the effectiveness of transportation security grants awarded to state and local grantees. But FEMA has not yet stood up a system to collect performance information or measure performance results for its Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP), despite recommendations that it do so… Keep Reading

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Groups Urge Faster Security Checkpoints for Frequent Fliers

As lines in the nation’s airports grow longer with newly enhanced security measures, many travel groups suggest that the best way to speed passengers through would be to create separate, faster checkpoints for frequent fliers, including business travelers. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Airport Stripper: TSA Violates Civil Liberties

A Virginia man who was arrested last week for stripping down to his shorts at an airport security checkpoint said his only regret from his one-man protest was drawing attention away from the death of his grandfather. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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DC Metro Bag Searches Criticized by Public

Members of the public spoke out against [the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s] decision to start random bag inspections, with speaker after speaker condemning the initiative at a meeting held by the Metro Riders’ Advisory Council on Monday evening. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Florida Congressman Aims to Privatize Airport Screenings

A Florida Congressman recently sent a letter to the Charleston County Aviation Authority [in South Carolina] encouraging the agency to consider private security screeners in place of Transportation Security Administration officers. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Agency Spotlight: Improving Transportation and—Maybe—Security

Just in time for 2010’s Thanksgiving travel rush came word of tightened security requirements that particularly impacted frequent flyers. However, it didn’t involve full body scanners or what were sometimes too aggressive pat-downs. Instead, this was a proposal from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to require all pilot certificates to include a photo of the… Keep Reading

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Editor’s Letter: The Right to Survive

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Keep Reading

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Whistleblower Pilot Reveals His Identity

The airline pilot who spoke out anonymously after he was reprimanded by the Transportation Security Administration for posting videos to YouTube showing security flaws at a major airport revealed his identity today. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Counterterrorism Adviser Promises Tight Security During Holidays

Chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan made an appearance at Wednesday’s White House briefing to reassure reporters that the intelligence community is working to prevent terrorist threats during the holiday season such as last year’s bombing attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Christmas day. Click here for story. Keep Reading

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Clapper Criticism Unwarranted; Was Doing His Job, Officials Say

Largely partisan andknow-it-all pundits and critics had a field day this week lambasting Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, a longtime fixture in the US Intelligence Community (IC) under both Republican and Democratic administrations, for not being aware of the arrests in Britain of 12 persons on suspicion of "preparation or instigation of an act… Keep Reading

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Stowaway Case Highlights Security Risks

The bizarre case of a 16-year-old boy who died after sneaking aboard a US Airways jet by hiding in its wheel well highlights long-standing concerns about airport security and terrorism, say law enforcement officials and security experts. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Airport Security ‘Inconsistent’ and ‘Stressful,’ Travelers Say

A majority of American travelers describe the nation’s airport security system as inconsistent and stressful and support the idea of creating faster security lines for frequent travelers who divulge personal background to the government, according to a survey released Tuesday. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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