Tag Archives: TSA

New Report Finds 25,000 Security Breaches at US Airports Since 2001

According to newly released documents from Department of Homeland Security, there have been more than 25,000 security breaches, or seven breaches a day, at U.S. airports since November 2001. The documents were presented today at a hearing on the TSA and airport security at the House Subcommittee on National Security. …

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Kundra’s Video Tech Chat and other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Kundra at the Whiteboard Hot on the heels of a less-than-favorable Government Accountability Office report on the IT Dashboard, federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who has championed the online tool to …

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TSA Debuts Generic, ‘Privacy-enhancing’ Body Scanners

Say goodbye to the “naked scanners.” The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced it will begin testing new software for its advanced imaging technology machines that will eliminate passenger-specific images in favor of detecting potential threat items on a generic outline of a person. TSA Administrator John Pistole, who made the …

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If You See Something, REALLY Say Something…Oh, BTW, Happy Holidays

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Transportation Security Agency Administrator John Pistole announced their agencies would help expand the “If You See Something, Say Something,” public awareness campaign for the holiday season. The expanded efforts come as the transportation systems prepare for an influx of travelers for 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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Memphis Airport Adds Full-Body Scanners as Additional Security Measure

Department of Homeland Security announced last week Memphis International was one of eight airports receiving full-body scanners, which can detect hidden objects on a person. The scanners, also called Advanced Imaging Technology units, are being installed at four different checkpoints throughout the airport as an additional security measure. Currently, there …

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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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