Jun 23, 2011 -An up and coming broadband company is building a network that would make wireless Internet available to everyone in America. Now their plans to connect the entire country are facing criticism from aviation and GPS organizations who say expansion of wireless broadband services shouldn’t trump the importance of safety in aviation and maritime operations. But researchers say more study is needed to determine whether nationwide broadband would really affect transportation safety.
Jun 21, 2011 -Lack of standardized physical security measures at general aviation airports across the country could allow intruders to commandeer planes, presenting a terrorism risk, the Government Accountability Office reports.
Jun 07, 2011 -RSA replacing SecureID tokens, admits breach compromised systems. What's really driving cuts in funding for airport screeners? How Mexican drug lords are adapting. Intelligence-led policing gets attention in Florida. And the effort to train Libyan rebels is spotlighted.
May 27, 2011 -TSA screening operators will no longer have to be isolated from passengers when using automated target recognition software due to increased privacy controls on the machines, reports Government Security News.
May 26, 2011 -Even if terrorists rush to apply for a trusted traveler program and some get accepted, commercial flights would still be more secure than if no trusted traveler program existed, concludes RAND.
May 16, 2011 -Drug traffickers are using northern airports to move contraband, Blackwater founder raises a private army on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, and a college grant leads to studies of poverty and gun violence.
Apr 13, 2011 -Only a third of European airport staff report being trained to spot security threats, and only a quarter said they frequently alert authorities when they see suspicious activity, according to the first findings of a research project aimed at developing more effective security training programs.
Mar 21, 2011 -A blue-ribbon panel of experts has called on the federal government to reform its "reactionary" and "one-size-fits-all" approach to aviation security, according to a report issued by the U.S. Travel Association last week.