At Philadelphia International Airport, a baggage screener was caught in March of last year stealing laptop computers and a video game system from the luggage of airline passengers.
Members of Congress demanded Friday to know whether airport protocols and airline safety measures are adequate after a Free Press exclusive report revealed potential mistakes and miscues that might have put people at Detroit Metro Airport at risk following a Christmas Day bombing attempt aboard Northwest Flight 253.
GAO cites progress but ongoing challenges.
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With the Christmas Day airline bombing attempt still under investigation, Britain on a higher terror alert, and a message from Osama Bin Laden, homeland security issues are sure to be high on President Obama's mind as he prepares for Wednesday night's State of the Union address. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg talks about what the President might discuss. Plus, will there be more European cooperation in airport screening? Listen to the interview to find out.
Napolitano meets with European political and business leaders.
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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
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