A group of Muslim-American scholars has issued a religious ruling that calls upon the faithful to not go through body scanners because the scholars say the machines violate Islamic rules on nudity.
ICE would staff 16 more units under legislationKeep Reading
Secretary argues more money for aviation security, less for bordersKeep Reading
AFGE calls for unionization despite no collective bargainingKeep Reading
A California Congressman is requesting an investigation into a man who authorities say posed as a US marshal and bypassed airport security in San Diego to deport his cousin's wife to the Philippines.Keep Reading
Joint declaration addresses passenger and cargo security.
Probe was sparked by online posting of unredacted airport screening SOP Keep Reading
Citing industry objections, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing to scale back a controversial plan to expand aviation security rules for the first time to thousands of private planes.
The Obama administration is proposing to scale back some border security programs set up after the 9/11 attacks and ramp up aviation security following the attempted Christmas bombing, in what some conservative lawmakers say is a dangerous priority shift.
Overall discretionary funds would increase by 3% in budget driven by aviation securityKeep Reading
The nation’s main counterterrorism center is creating new teams of specialists to pursue clues of emerging terrorist plots as part of a rapid buildup that will sharply increase its analyst corps, perhaps by hundreds of people over the next year, intelligence officials said Friday.
The Transportation Security Administration has launched an internal investigation into an air marshal field office in Florida where supervisors are alleged to have used a crew assignment board to ridicule and keep score on women, gays and minorities, sources told CNN.
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.
12 of 47 vessels successfully hijacked in 2009 are still being held
At top: aviation, borders, information sharing, immigration reformKeep Reading
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.
The plane, a 50-seat regional aircraft that was less than a third full when it took off from La Guardia Airport, had been climbing through the early-morning sky for about 25 minutes. A 17-year-old passenger in a whitish sweater took out something he had carried onboard, and strapped it onto his wrist and his head.Keep Reading