Site Map - Travel Security

State Department Issues Mexico Travel Advisory in the Wake of Drug Violence

- The U.S. State Department on Wednesday issued a Travel Advisory to U.S. citizens who may be traveling or making plans to travel to Mexico. The warning included recent murder and drug trafficking statistics and warned of recent kidnappings and disappearances.


- A bill (H.R. 3173) introduced by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) would alter the application and distribution process for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Currently, transportation workers must make at least two trips to a TWIC enrollment center every five years to apply for and then pick up and activate their cards. Sometimes workers travel hundreds of miles to the nearest enrollment center.

Escape the Wolf: Risk Mitigation; Personal Security Handbook for the Traveling Professional

- While Escape the Wolf is lengthy, it is well structured and easy to follow.

TSA Reminds Travelers of iPhone App Ahead of the Holidays

- TSA has created an app to help travelers find out how they can legally travel with firearms and other frequently asked about items. Also,TSA won't be unwrapping presents at security checkpoints.

Breast Cancer Survivor Creates Prosthesis ID Card for Travelers

- A breast cancer survivor creates an ID card to help others using prostheses pass through security. It doesn’t exempt survivors from searches, but helps them move through security more discreetly.

Two Months Later, Post Columnist Sticking to His Account of 'TSA Scam'

- And New York Post editors remain silent on the issue.

Transit Security

- Read a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s office that found that the nation’s rail transit system remains vulnerable to terrorist attacks despite the billions spent on security.

Airport Screening

- A federal appeals court has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security should have solicited public comments via the federal rulemaking process before it deployed controversial body scanners at airport security checkpoints. (Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Department of Homeland Security, No. 10-1157, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 2011)

Grant Funds Should Target Highest Priority Rail Vulnerabilities

- Since 2005, Amtrak and passenger rail transit agencies have received a billion dollars in federal grants to close security gaps. But, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General, funds have not always targeted the most critical vulnerabilities.

Trusted Traveler Pilot Set For Fall

- TSA announces it will slowly roll out its trusted traveler pilot program this fall.

Registered Traveler Program

- The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would have the Transportation Security Administration integrate a registered traveler program (.pdf) (with private background checks) into airport security procedures.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Cruise Ship Security

- A bill (H.R. 3360) that would enhance security aboard cruise ships has been approved by the Senate. Because of discrepancies between the House and Senate versions of the bill, the differences must be reconciled in conference committee.

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.

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