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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.

DHS Working Internationally to Protect Global Aviation System

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has aggressively pursued international cooperation to protect the global aviation system from terrorists since Christmas' failed attack, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday.

Surveillance Camera Catches Violent Beating as Three Security Guards Watch

- The vicious beating of one teenage girl by another inside a downtown Seattle transit tunnel as three private security guards watched has led the city's metro department to rethink its security policies.

NYC Subway Security System Way Over Budget and Past Due

- The agency responsible for the New York City transportation system does not have enough money to complete a state-of-the-art security system okayed after the attacks of September 11, 2001, according to various media reports.

Another Montana Airport Looks into Private Security Companies After Breach

- The inability of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners to identify a gun inside a carry-on bag may have tested the patience of a Southwest Montana airport security chief for the final time.

Airport Security Upgrades Too Expensive for Most African Nations

- The ability of African airports to adequately screen passengers has come under scrutiny after failed Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab began his journey to the United States by boarding a plane in Lagos, Nigeria, reports The Boston Globe.

Security Cameras Not Recording During Breach at Newark Airport

- The Transportation Security Administration has revealed that security cameras positioned at a terminal's exit were not recording on Sunday when a man breached security at Newark Liberty International Airport, according to CNN.com.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Cruise Ship Security

- A bill (S. 588) that would enhance security aboard cruise ships has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The Senate has announced that it will consider the measure.

Air Cargo

- The Transportation Security Administration needs to beef up air cargo security during ground handling, says the DHS Office of Inspector General. It offers six recommendations. Read the full report online.
 




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