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Aviation Security

- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration neither adequately tracks nor corrects security breaches at U.S. airports, concludes a report.

Transportation Security Perspective: Interview with former TSA administrator Kip Hawley

- "I think they should do PreCheck for everybody...There’s nothing about a frequent flier that makes them more or less likely to be a terrorist."

DHS Inspector General: VIPR Program 'Bifurcated'

- DHS's internal watchdog says TSA's VIPR program needs to be centralized for efficiency's sake.

Eight Questions About TSA’s 18 New Twitter Accounts

- As part of what looks to be a massive information campaign by the Department of Homeland Security, TSA on Thursday announced the launch of 18 new Twitter accounts.

Transportation Security Perspective: Interview with former TSA administrator Kip Hawley

- "I think they should do PreCheck for everybody...There’s nothing about a frequent flier that makes them more or less likely to be a terrorist."  

TSA Officers Ordered to Undergo Training after Racial Profiling Accusations

- TSA behavioral detection officers have been ordered to undergo training on racial profiling.

By the Numbers: TSA in 2012

- TSA releases mid-year statistics. 375,432,402 people have traveled through security checkpoints in 2012.

Trends in Terrorism Targets

- Surface transportation systems remain a target for terrorists, leading researchers to study such attacks to determine which deterrents are most successful.

Every Man For Himself: Research Says Women and Children Less Likely to Survive a Shipwreck

- Two researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden found that men are more likely to survive a shipwreck than women and cruise ship staff more likely to survive than passengers.

Transportation

- A bill (H.R. 3173) that would alter the application and distribution process for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee. The House of Representatives has not announced whether it will consider the bill.

Rail Safety

- Learn about rail industry programs to facilitate reporting of safety and security problems at the Citizens for Rail Security and Protect the Line Web sites.

Surface Transportation

- A report from the Mineta Transportation Institute analyzes case studies of terrorist attacks against surface transportation targets, including what time of day terrorists tend to strike.

Random Acts of Protection

- Flexible, fast, and mobile, with multiple skills, VIPR teams hope that their random deployments are helping to keep terrorists from successfully attacking transit targets in the United States.
 




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