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House Committee Members Request Audit of Full Body Scanners

- Two ranking members of the House Homeland Security Committee have requested an audit of how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) deploys controversial full-body scanners at airport security checkpoints.

May Be 'Coincidence,' Military Spokesman Says of Airfield Breach in Afghanistan

- Some are calling it an assassination attempt, after an Afghan man drove a stolen vehicle onto the runway as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta landed for a scheduled visit Wednesday morning.

Lawmakers Battle Over Expanding Privatized Screening at Airports

- Republican and Democratic lawmakers yesterday battled over a Republican push to expand a public-private screening partnership which allows airports to opt-out of federalized security screening in favor of private security contractors.

Cravaack’s Office Says New Airport Security Rules For Military Shouldn’t Mean Reduced Screening

- The Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act mandates that TSA develop a separate screening process for military members flying on civilian aircraft.

Morning Security Brief: Warrantless GPS Tracking, Soldier Arrested At Airport With C4, Police Get Radiation Detectors, and More

- A judge rules that a warrant isn't needed to track a suspect's movement using GPS devices. A soldier is stopped twice in one week carrying explosives at airports. Illinois equips police with radiation detectors. And more.

Morning Security Brief: iPhone Forensics, New GAO Report on TSA, Cartel Violence, and More

- Investigators losing key data with flawed computer forensics procedures. GAO says TSA should improve information sharing. The most common misunderstanding about the Mexican cartels. And more.

Airport Security

- A federal court has ruled against a group of 19 airlines that claimed the U.S. government overcharged them for passenger screening. The lawsuit concerned fees for 2000, which the TSA said were $420 million. Airlines argued that the amount was actually $305 million. The court ruled that TSA’s figures were reasonable.

TSA Debunks Scam Reported By New York Post Columnist

- TSA clears up rumors of agents charging to bring handicapped travelers to the front of the line.

Is It Really Possible to Trust Travelers?

- Part IV of Security Management's 9-11 Anniversary Special Focus: The newest attempt at a trusted traveler program.

Airport and Aviation Security: U.S. Policy and Strategy in the Age of Global Terrorism

- This book is for high-level policy specialists and those in government and media who need to understand the intricacies of air travel safety.

Morning Security Brief: DHS Progress Report, Private Scanners, Employee Search Ruling, Anthrax Emerging, and More

- DHS issues a report assessing its own progress in meeting 9/11 Commission Recommendations. TSA adds more privacy to scanners. Vietnam may be on the verge of an anthrax epidemic. And more.

TSA Must Ask for Public Comment on Use of Whole Body Scanners

- A circuit court has ruled that the Transportation Security Administration must give the public a chance to comment on the use of whole body scanners and take those comments into consideration in crafting a final rule.

Afternoon Security Brief: Airport Breaches, Wi-Fi Security, Baggage Screening, and More

- Thousands of breaches at U.S. airports have occurred. A man who hacked his neighbor's Wi-Fi network and planted child porn on his computer is sentenced. A judge orders agencies to produce Secure Communities data. And more.
 




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