NEWS & ANALYSIS

EDS Companies to Profit from Larger DHS Budget

A larger explosive detection budget for U.S. airports will be a boon to a number of well-positioned EDS companies.

Don't Fret on Lithium Battery Ban

The Department of Transportation's new ban on lithium batteries will rarely make traveling a hassle for those with cellphones and laptops.

TSA Security Screening Called into Question

The x-raying of carry-on luggage, the taking off of shoes, and the confiscation of small items is of dubious value to airport security, says a new report from Harvard.

U.S. Should Concentrate on Border and Airport Security, Says Chertoff

Unlike Europe, the terrorist threat faced by the U.S. comes from without rather than from within.

A New Form of Electromagnetic Radiation Could Bolster Airport and National Security

Scientists at the DOE's Argonne National Laboratory may be able to harness the power of T-rays for more effective checkpoint screening.

New Israeli Device Said to Prevent 9-11 Type Hijackings

Israeli officials say the system is foolproof.

Britain to Speed Up Airport Security Screening

Most passengers should take no longer than 5 minutes to pass through security, says the government.

Government Investigators Smuggle Bomb Components Past Airport Security

GAO says publicly available parts and knowledge could be used to assemble a bomb during an aircraft flight and do significant damage.

TSA May Have Tipped Agents Off to Security Test

The Associated Press reports that the Transportation Security Administration appears to have thwarted a security test "by alerting screeners across the country that it was under way, even providing descriptions of the undercover agents."

NASA Will Release Airline Survey

Report was originally suppressed due to NASA fears it would harm the commercial airline industry.
 




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