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Buying Your Way Past the First Security Line

The security line at Orlando International Airport was a mess when I last flew out of there. Even having preferred status on my airline of choice wasn’t getting me through the line any faster. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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‘Inexcusable’ Delay on TSA Body-Scanner Safety Reports

The Transportation Security Administration has told members of Congress that more than 15 million passengers received full-body scans at airports without any malfunctions that put travelers at risk of an excessive radiation dose. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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TSA Workers Must Assure the Public that Safety Will Stay the Same

Image ImageTransportation Security Administration chief John Pistole will allow security officers to bargain collectively and select a union in April. Arguments are already coming fast and furious from opponents. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, formerHomeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses the implications of unionizing and its impact on keeping public safety in the air.

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TSA Chief Grants Collective Bargaining Rights to Airport Screeners

The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) granted limited collective bargaining rights to airport screeners Friday, determining that doing so "does not adversely impact the resources and agility necessary to protect the security of the traveling public." While Democrats and union leaders applauded the decision by TSA Administrator John Pistole, Republicans in Congress sharply… Keep Reading

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TSA Tests New Body Scanner Software That Hides Human Details

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hopes to quell growing privacy concerns over X-ray images captured by its whole body imaging devices by installing software that generates an image of a human outline rather than an X-ray scan. The new software for the advanced imaging technology (AIT) devices would automatically detect threat items and pinpoint their… Keep Reading

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Unions Praise End of Airport Privatization Program

A freeze on a Transportation Security Administration program to privatize airport screening services will preserve job opportunities for federal workers and keep passengers safe, according to union leaders. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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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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