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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 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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Proposed Law Would Criminalize ‘Misuse’ of Full-body Scanner Images

Two Democratic senators have proposed a law that would make it a federal crime to “misuse images” recorded by the Transportation Security Administration’s full-body scanners. Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) offered the legislation as an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration’s reauthorization bill currently before the …

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Up in the Air: Security Chiefs Brief Obama on Air Safety

President Barack Obama met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and recently appointed Transportation Security Authority for an update on aviation security, according to a report in The Global Times. Official briefed Obama on DHS strategic plans for air safety, as well mass-transit transportation such as rail systems. …

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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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TSA Reaches 100 Percent Mark for Cargo Screening

The Transportation Security Administration announced yesterday the airline industry has reached a milestone in passenger security – the screening of 100 percent of air cargo on domestic passenger aircraft. To fulfill this key requirement of the 9/11 Act, TSA worked closely with the cargo and aviation industries to achieve this …

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TSA Administrator John S. Pistole Outlines Goal

As the new administrator for the Transportation Security Administration, John S. Pistole last week began his tenure with the agency by announcing his top goals and priorities, including improving counterterrorism efforts, supporting the TSA workforce and boosting relationships with stakeholders and travelers. “Achieving these priorities will take time, energy and …

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TSA Stays Ahead of Technology Curve with New Security Technologies

While the rate of advancing technology has resulted in countless benefits for U.S. intelligence, it has also resulted in more sophisticated and dangerous threats to national safety. In order to keep up with these evolving threats, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has instituted new and innovative technologies in airports across …

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FBI Names New Deputy Director

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Timothy P. Murphy the new deputy director, a role in which he will be succeeding John S. Pistole who left the agency to service as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. Murphy has served as associate deputy director since January 2008, overseeing …

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TSA Looks to the Cloud

The Transportation Security Administration may soon be dealing with a different type of cloud than they are used to. Chief Information Officer for TSA Emma Garrison Alexander recently spoke with Federal News Radio about the future of the agency’s utilization of cloud computing and how it plans to move forward …

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