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Backscatter Full Body Scanners Can Be Defeated, Journal Article Finds

- A recently published journal article finds that terrorists can defeat X-ray backscatter technology, one of two machines used by the TSA to screen air travelers.

Are Dogs the Solution for Airport Security Screening?

- The Christian Science Monitor reports on the pros and cons of using bomb-sniffing dogs to screen airline passengers.

Cargo Screening

- The Dallas Museum of Art is now a Certified Cargo Screening Facility under the Transportation Security Administration’s Certified Cargo Screening Program. Read more about that designation and process online.

Explosive Materials Found in U.S.-Bound Parcel

- The discovery of explosive materials in a U.S.-bound air parcel put stateside law enforcement on high alert Friday, according to press reports.

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.

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Port Security

- The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing yesterday to discuss current port security initiatives and explore whether the SAFE Port Act of 2006 should be reauthorized in its previous form or should be altered to address additional security issues.

Police Association: LAX Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack

- California state and local lawmakers are calling for a review of security at Los Angeles International Airport after a local police organization says the terminals are vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

Pistole Confirmed to Head TSA

- After 18 months of searching, the TSA will finally has an administrator.

TSA Needs to Conduct Risk Assessments for Transportation Systems, GAO Says

- The Transportation Security Administration has received another congressional tongue lashing after a new report detailed its continued inability to conduct comprehensive risk assessments across the transportation sectors it's responsible for securing.

Cargo Security

- Read the basic outline of how the Transportation Security Administration’s Certified Cargo Screening Program aims to help the air cargo industry screen 100 percent of all cargo placed on board passenger planes before the August deadline hits.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Airport Security

- A bill (S. 2940), introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), would increase the use of security cameras at airports. Under the bill, airports would be required to install security cameras at all screening locations and all points where passengers exit sterile areas of the airport. The government would establish requirements for the use, maintenance, and testing of the cameras. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees would have access to the cameras and the data or recordings they generate.

TSA Not Doing Enough to Protect Railways from Terrorism, Says Sen. Lautenberg

- The New York City subway plot and various attacks against railways worldwide show the United States focuses disproportionately on aviation security to its peril, says Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).

Pets Receive X-Ray Security Screening for Bombs at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

- The implications of the keister bomber's failed assassination attempt on a Saudi prince last August continues to affect airport security screening policies.
 




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