NEWS & ANALYSIS

Suspected Suicide Bomber Murders Dozens at Moscow Airport

A suspected suicide bomber today strode into the public area outside the international arrivals portion of Moscow's busiest airport and detonated an explosive device, killing at least 35 people and wounding nearly 170 people.

Making Sure Your Employees Come Home Safe

When sending employees overseas for travel, companies have a duty of care to ensure they provide the necessary security protocols, training, and contingency plans to ensure they come home safe and sound.

DHS Will Eliminate Paper I-94W Forms by End of Summer

International travelers coming to America from trusted countries will no longer have to deal with paper arrival and departure forms by the end of the summer, the Department of Homeland Security announced today.

DHS Funds Biometric Surveillance Checkpoint Technology

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FAST program aims to develop checkpoint technology that would notice the imperceptible and alert security screeners, reports The Boston Globe.(Updated at 11:43am)

Senate Passes Amendment to Require Amtrak to Let Passengers Pack Firearms

Amtrak could lose its pubic subsidy next year if it doesn't allow passengers to carry guns in checked baggage, after the Senate passed an amendment to its fiscal 2010 Transportation-Housing spending bill today.

The Information DHS Stores on International Travelers

A recent Freedom of Information Act request reveals how much personally identifiable information the government collects and stores on international travelers.

State Department: 30,000 Foreign Shoulder-to-Air Missile Launchers Destroyed Since 2003

The United States government in cooperation with 29 countries have destroyed over 30,000 shoulder-to-air missile launchers, otherwise known as Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) since 2003, reports the U.S. State Department.

Black Boxes to Get Back-up Battery

Black box flight recorders, which help investigators determine how a plane crash happened, are set to get a long-needed upgrade to ensure proper functioning during a crash: back-up batteries.

Over $700 Million in Train Security Funds Go Unspent by Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has spent only a small percentage of the approximately $750 million Congress appropriated since 2006 to beef up train security, according to New Jersey's Star-Ledger.

Metro Police Chief Outlines Security for Inauguration Day

Approximately 650 police officers, including explosive detection dogs, will fan out across the capital's transit system to protect passengers during Inauguration Day.
 




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