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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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TSA Buying New Imaging Machines, Says Privacy Protected

The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday it is spending $44.8 million to purchase new imaging machines it claims will eliminate passenger-specific images and enhance privacy. TSA ordered 300 of the millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology machines for deployment at airports across the country. TSA said it began installing software on …

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Napolitano Sees Air Travelers Keeping Shoes On In the Future

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday she could see a future where air travelers do not have to remove their shoes at security checkpoints. However, the technology to scan shoe-wearing passengers for bombs does not exist yet and may not be available in the near future, Napolitano said. The …

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Air Travel Safer but No Guarantees, TSA Chief Pistole Says

In the ten years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, air travel has become safer but still comes with no guarantees, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday. John Pistole said terrorists are taking “extreme” measures to evade security, highlighting an attempt to hide explosives in a …

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Air Marshal BlackBerry Devices At Risk, OIG Report Says

Blackberry devices used by federal air marshals have a backlog of security patches, leaving them open to security threats, the Homeland Security Department inspector general found. In a redacted report released Aug. 22, the inspector general found scans of the air marshal program’s Blackberry service turned up numerous vulnerabilities. The …

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TSA Boss: Patdowns, Scanners Work

Patdowns and full body scanners at airports have helped prevent another terrorist attack in the U.S. after the 9/11 attacks, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said. Pistole discussed the future of transportation security at the Newseum in Washington Wednesday. The enhanced patdowns and full body scanners have been the …

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TSA Prepping Behavior Detection Plan at Airports

New behavior detection techniques are coming to airport checkpoints as soon as next month, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said Thursday. According to Politico, Pistole was interviewed on-stage by CNN reporter Jeanne Meserve at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. TSA has officers trained to detect behaviors in potential …

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TSA, LCAA Collaborate to Boost Aviation Security

The Transportation Security Administration and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority yesterday announced the successful implementation of cooperative efforts to enhance aviation security, with flights beginning between the United States and Liberia as early as fall 2010. TSA has worked closely with LCAA to adopt the necessary security protocols for sustainable …

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