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Cargo Security Deadline in Doubt

- The aviation industry might miss the 2010 mark for screening all air cargo, despite already meeting preliminary deadlines.

Privacy Advocates Say No to Whole Body Imaging

- 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.

British Airport Tests Facial Recognition Security Gates

- 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.

TSA's "Secure Flight" Launches Friday Amid Auditors' Concerns

- TSA's program to compare airline passengers against the terrorist watch list is set to go,but problems persist, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Private Plane Regulation Opposed

- Industry leaders criticize as costly and ineffective a proposed rule that would increase security on private aircraft.

Body Scanners Used as Primary Screening Technology at Tulsa International Airport

- 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.

TSA to Extend Post-9-11 Security Rules to Private Jets

- The business aviation community is angered by a new TSA proposal that would impose post-9-11 security rules on private aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds.

TSA Takes Over Matching Passengers to Watch List from Airlines

- The Department of Homeland Security says by assuming responsibility of the Secure Flight program there will be fewer false matches between passengers and terrorists.

Small Airports Nationwide Implement New Security Training

- A new, free training curriculum helps general aviation airports correct their security vulnerabilities.

Islamabad International Airport Threatened by Suicide Attack

- An anonymous caller threatened suicide attacks against the country's airports at 12:40 p.m., leading to the evacuation of Islamabad International Airport's passenger lounges and parking areas.

U.S. Federal Legislation: Airport Screening

- A bill (H.R. 5909) that would change the way that DHS tests airport security screeners has been approved by the House of Representatives and is now pending in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

DHS Working on Anxiety Detection Screener

- A new generation of passenger screening technology in development by DHS will seek to measure travelers' anxiety levels.

Software Randomizes Airport Patrols

- A new software program may help airport patrols become truly random to counter criminal and terrorist surveillance.
 




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