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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.

Passenger Screening

- The Transportation Security Administration is still unsure whether passenger screening systems at airports are effectively addressing the greatest aviation threats, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office.

Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Future Threats

- Practical Aviation Security is the go to book for anyone interested in understanding aviation security systems.

Following Recommended Security Practices Helps Ship Fend Off Pirates

- An attempted pirate attack on the U.S. flagged ship Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean was thwarted by security forces aboard the vessel, according to the New York Times. It's the same ship that was seized in April, with the captain held captive until rescued by navy snipers.

Following Recommended Security Practices Helps Ship Fend Off Pirates

- An attempted pirate attack on the U.S. flagged ship Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean was thwarted by security forces aboard the vessel, according to the New York Times. It's the same ship that was seized in April, with the captain held captive until rescued by navy snipers.

Recommended Security Practices Help Ship Fend Off Pirates

- An attempted pirate attack on the U.S. flagged ship Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean was thwarted by security forces aboard the vessel, according to the New York Times. It's the same ship that was seized in April, with the captain held captive until rescued by Navy snipers.

TSA Revises Passenger Screening Policies After Wrongfully Detaining Ron Paul Aide

- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has revised its airline traveler screening policies after it was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of a man working for Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

Does Aviation Security Trump Public Transportation Security?

- With deadly terrorist atrocities in London and Madrid revealing the vulnerability of the nation's public transit systems to attack, a Boston television investigative team wants to know why aviation security receives so much funding as opposed to public transport security.
 




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