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Report Outlines Priority Tech Areas for DHS’ Integrated Product Teams

The Department of Homeland Security has published a report that outlines 24 focus areas of  technology research-and-development initiatives by DHS’ integrated product teams in fiscal year 2016. DHS said Monday it categorized the IPTs’ technical focus areas into aviation security, biological threats, border security, cybersecurity and counterterrorism. “Threats to our homeland are …

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TSA Testing BAE, NCR Passenger ID Tech at Airports

The Transportation Security Administration is testing a new system for automatically checking boarding passes and passengers’ identification, the Federal Times reports. The system, developed in part by BAE Systems and NCR Government Systems, is already being fielded at Dulles International Airport. TSA will start to test the system at George Bush …

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House Panels Call for TSA Overhaul

Prior to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, airport security and screening was handled the private sector. Since then, airport security has been handled by the Transportation Security Administration, an agency composed of a federal workforce to screen all commercial airline passengers and baggage, which was created as part …

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TSA Appoints New Members to Security Advisory Panel

The Transportation Security Administration has appointed 24 new members to its Aviation Security Advisory Committee, established in 1989 after the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. The panel advises the agency and gives recommendations for improving airport security methods,  equipment and procedures. “One of my main priorities since joining TSA has …

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TSA Testing Behavior-Based Screening at Four U.S. Airports

The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday it had begun testing a new airport screening program based on behavior recognition. The known-traveler initiative, known as PreCheck, will be tested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, Dallas/Fort Worth International and Miami International airports. Domestic flight passengers on Delta and American airlines …

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Kids Under 13 Can Keep Shoes On at Airports, Napolitano Says

Children 12 years old and younger soon will be able to keep their shoes on while going through airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday. New DHS policy, to be rolled out in the coming months, also includes other ways to screen young children without resorting to a …

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