04/30/2010 - 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.
04/15/2010 - 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.
02/03/2010 - 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.
01/20/2010 - 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.
01/19/2010 - 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.
01/19/2010 - 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.
01/14/2010 - 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.
01/13/2010 - 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.
01/11/2010 - 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.