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DHS IG Says General Aviation Does Not Present Serious Terrorist Threat

- A new report from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (OI) says terrorist threats to general aviation are "limited and mostly hypothetical" and are not sufficient to increase government regulation.

House Votes to Limit Whole-Body Imaging at Airports

- The House of Representatives on Friday said no to the Transportation Security Administration's efforts to introduce whole-body imaging machines as the primary screening technology at the nation's airports.

Air Cargo Screening

- Is the August 2010 deadline for 100 percent cargo screening feasible? The Transportation Security Administration and the air cargo sector remain skeptical. The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently examined progress and obstacles.

Cargo Security Deadline in Doubt

- The aviation industry might miss the 2010 mark for screening all air cargo, despite already meeting preliminary deadlines.

Report: Federal Freight Rail Security Must Go Beyond Hazmats

- The Transportation Security Administration must also emphasize physical assets and cybersecurity, while measuring mitigation efforts, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Dept. of Transportation: Air Traffic Control Systems Have Been Hacked

- Hackers have breached air traffic control (ATC) systems multiple times, a report conducted by the Department of Transportation informed the Federal Aviation Administration.

Global Security on Track

- A new cross-Atlantic alliance between Amtrak and the British Transport Police hopes to collaborate and cooperate on security and counterterrorism practices.

GAO: TSA Needs to Complete Risk Assessments of Nation's Commercial Trucking and Bus Industries

- The Transportation Security Administration has failed to develop and complete comprehensive risk assessments on the trucking and bus industries' vulnerability to terrorism as mandated by the 9/11 Commission Act, the Government Accountability Office reports.

Flying High But Never Coasting

- Why it's okay to glide but not to coast.

Is Hazmat Safety on Track?

- Two new rules impose requirements for tracking and securing hazardous materials during rail transport. Will they really reduce risks?

Transportation Security

- An academic-style textbook that provides a sound overview of transportation security  fundamentals, whether for aspiring security professionals or anyone affected by transportation security concerns.

Metro Police Chief Outlines Security for Inauguration Day

- Approximately 650 police officers, including explosive detection dogs, will fan out across the capital's transit system to protect passengers during Inauguration Day.

Transportation Plan Unveiled for Inauguration Weekend Activities

- The U.S. Secret Service has unveiled its transportation plan for the long inauguration weekend starting Saturady, January 17, through Wednesday, January 21, 2009.

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