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.
05/19/2009 - Civil libertarians led by the Electronic Privacy Information Center called on homeland security chief Janet Napolitano to suspend the roll out of whole body imaging technology because the new security machines perform a virtual strip search of passengers.
05/15/2009 - London's Stansted Airport in the United Kingdom has begun testing security gates with facial recognition software as the first part of an eventual roll out of the new security gates to 10 more airports by August 2009.
02/20/2009 - The Transportation Security Administration's new body-scanning machines have been unveiled this week at Tulsa International Airport as the primary screening technology to favorable reviews, reports USA Today.