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DOT Proposes Mandatory Black Boxes for Passenger Vehicles

- The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to require black boxes in passenger vehicles starting next year.

Armoring Trends in Latin America

- As violent attacks on citizens continue in countries such as Brazil and Mexico,individuals are responding by buying armor for private vehicles.

Morning Security Brief: Billionaire Security, CPR Disparities, SkyTrain Investigation, and More

- How billionaires are securing their homes. Blacks and Hispanics less likely to receive CPR from a stranger, study says. Police are turning monitoring social media for clues to who left an explosive on a set of train tracks in British Columbia. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Fare Cards, Piracy Stats, Wisconsin Shooting, and More

- Fare cards being used to track location. Fewer pirate attacks this year than last. Wisconsin shooting was domestic violence related. And more.

Better Breach Tracking Needed

- A new study on security breaches at U.S. airports reveals inconsistent reporting and a lack of clear guidelines.

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.
 




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