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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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DC Metro Begins Random Bag Searches

Metro in Washington, DC, implemented its new bag search policy Tuesday morning at several stations in the system. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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AOL Investigation: No Proof TSA Scanners Are Safe

If you believe the government, you have little to worry about from the radiation beam flitting over the front and back of your body in airport watchdogs’ search for explosives and other hidden implements of terror this holiday season. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Airport Security Called Inconsistent, Stressful by Travelers in Online Survey

A majority of American travelers call the nation’s airport security system inconsistent and stressful and support procedures that speed through frequent travelers who offer the government personal background  information, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Analysis: TSA Will Unionize

Image ImageIn light of the holiday travel season and new unhappiness with airport screening procedures, in his weekly chat on Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses moves afoot to unionize the TSA workforce and whether it will succeed.

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Seeing, Saying and Securing

With mass transit in terrorists’ sights more than ever, can new technologies provide the traveling public with better protection? Keep Reading

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Frontlines: Avoiding another failureof imagination

The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks taught us that easily acquired common objects—knives, mace and box cutters—can be lethal.  And a fire like the one created by slightly more than 9,000 gallons of jet fuel—about same amount carried thousands of times each day in highway gasoline tankers—can cause hundreds of deaths. In 2009, the Department of… Keep Reading

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Terror-Alert Campaign Spreads to Trenton, NJ

Travelers on the New Jersey state railways, bus lines and mass transit systems should continue their vigilance against suspicious activity this holiday season, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said at the Trenton train station yesterday.

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