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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.

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.

Aviation and Airport Security: Terrorism and Safety Concerns, Second Edition

- A necessary book for stakeholders perpetually affected by the "War on Terrorism."

Congressman Admonishes DHS for Neglecting Public Concerns Over Screening Technology

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must pay closer attention to whether passengers are comfortable with future screening technologies before they are deployed to airports, a lawmaker said today.

9-11 Commission Co-Chairs: Mass of Data, Analysis Failures Main Culprits of Christmas Day Attack

- The botched terrorist attack on Christmas Day was a failure of intelligence analysis and not information sharing, the two former chairs of the 9-11 Commission testified today.

U.S. Airline Industry Fears Security Fee Hikes

- In reaction to the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack, U.S. airlines can expect the Obama administration and Congress to push for a hike in security fees to pay for the security upgrades, reports Bloomberg.

Senator Warns of Boarding Pass Sleight of Hand

- A confluence of loopholes involving online ticketing and security screening has Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) worried that terrorists could exploit these long-known-about weaknesses to strike commercial aircraft even if their names appeared on the federal no-fly list.

U.K.: Twitter Joke Lands Man in Jail

- In a world where civilian aviation is perpetually under threat of terrorist attack, it may be smart to avoid making jokes on social networking Web sites that someone else may confuse as a threat.

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.

Polls Show Americans Support Harsher Aviation Security Measures

- Two USA Today/Gallup polls inside of three days show the American public favors the use of fully body scanners as well as profiling passengers that fit the demographics of known terrorists.

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.

Is Whole Body Imaging the Answer to Passenger Screening?

- A rising chorus of government officials and security experts say yes, but one aviation security analyst argues the technology is only as good as the human manning it.

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