09/09/2009 - An affiliate of al Qaeda has taken a page from the drug mule's playbook, hiding an improvised explosive device (IED) in the anal cavity of a suicide bomber who detonated himself in late August in Saudi Arabia, reports the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
General aviation—all flights other than commercial and military—poses limited risk to homeland security, according to the findings of a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office study.
06/22/2009 - A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report slated to be released today says that new detectors for scanning cargo for radiological and nuclear material perform no better than the current detectors, according to the Associated Press.
06/19/2009 - 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.
06/08/2009 - 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.
06/03/2009 - The decision by the Department of Homeland Security to halt four weekly flights from Atlanta to Nairobi, Kenya, over security concerns has rankled the Kenyan government, which has summoned the U.S. ambassador to explain the decision, reports Reuters.
05/28/2009 - 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.