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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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Pentagon Launches Chinook Crash Investigation

The Defense Department announced Tuesday it has appointed Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Colt to lead the investigation into the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 U.S. soldiers and 8 Afghan soldiers. Colt, deputy commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, will start his duties immediately. Reuters reports the …

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Va. College Starts Intel Training Program

The defense intelligence community is growing in the Charlottesville, Va., area and Piedmont Virginia Community College is playing a part in it. PVCC and the Ohio-based Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development have teamed up to provide a training program for locals to acquire the skills needed in …

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NSA Lawyer Quizzed over Cell Tracking at Senate Committee Hearing

The government could use cellular data to track the location of Americans as they move around the U.S., National Security Agency General Counsel Matthew Olsen said Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reports Olsen discussed the possibility at a confirmation hearing in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Olsen has been …

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