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Airport Security


Tech Ban on Some Foreign Flights into the US

Tech Ban on Some Foreign Flights into the U.S.

TSA recently ordered nine airlines to stop passengers from bringing most types of tech on board.

The “New” Travel Ban

The "New" Travel Ban

President Trump was expected to sign a reworked executive order on immigration, but the rollout has been delayed.

ACLU: TSA Behavior Profiling Unscientific and Unreliable

ACLU: TSA Behavior Profiling Unscientific and Unreliable

The American Civil Liberties Union says TSA agents’ use of “behavior detection” techniques leads to racial profiling.

House Report Criticizes Security Gaps at Airports

House Report Criticizes Security Gaps at Airports

A congressional report cites many gaps in security at airports around the country.

Terminal Upgrade

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Terminal Upgrade

Terminal One at JFK International Airport had relied on a limited analog surveillance system and a separate, older IP system that were independent of each other.

Shots Fired at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Killing 1

The Latest: Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

A gunman opened fire, shooting at least 12 people and killing five of them.

Understanding Interoperability

Understanding Interoperability

Since 9/11, travel through the world’s busiest airports has changed dramatically. Security professionals are focused on extensive security investments to protect these “Soft Targets” from threats, including terrorist attacks, crime, theft and vandalism.

EgyptAir Flight 804: Traces of Explosives Found On Victims

EgyptAir Flight 804: Traces of Explosives Found On Victims

Evidence recovered from the scene of the crash lead experts to believe EgyptAir Flight 804 was most likely downed due to terrorism.



TSA to Notify Travelers of Upcoming 2018 REAL ID Airport Enforcement

Signs at airports to inform travelers of ID requirements at security checkpoints

Shooting Shuts Down Oklahoma City Airport for Hours

Shooting Shuts Down Oklahoma City Airport for Hours

Police evacuated the Will Rodgers World Airport after reports of shots fired.

New Security Lanes Help to Diminish Long Lines

New Airport Security Lanes Help to Diminish Long Lines

New “innovation lanes” will be installed at airports around the country to help speed up security for travelers.

Thailand Beefs Up Security Following Bangkok Bomb Threat

Thailand Beefs Up Security Following Bangkok Bomb Threat

Thailand has increase security at tourist spots and airports after reports of a bomb.

Combatting Insider Threat

The recent disappearance of Egypt Air Flight MS804 on May 19 has once again highlighted the issues of insider threat at airports.

Calls for Security Review after JFK Airport False Shooting Claims

Calls for Security Review after JFK Airport False Shooting Claims

Earlier this month travelers at JFK Airport were delayed due to a security breach that ended up to be a crowd cheering on an Olympic athlete.

Rio Beefs up Olympic Security Presence by a Third

Rio Beefs up Olympic Security Presence by a Third

Military police in Rio de Janeiro are deploying a third more officers than originally planned for the Olympic Games.

Industry Focus

Carry On Convenience

According to Vaughn Glenn, a TSA agent and union representative in Detroit, only about half of Americans surveyed in a 2014 poll thought TSA screening makes air travel safer.

TSA Testing New Idea to Speed up Airport Security

TSA Testing New Idea to Speed up Airport Security

TSA plans to use computed-tomography to inspect carry-on bags.

Integrating Security

Integrating Security

Security checkpoints are some of the most publicly visible and heavily used components of today’s security infrastructure. Whether airports, stadiums, ports or border transit points, in many ways checkpoint technology is the linchpin for effectively protecting people and property.

41 Dead in Istanbul Terror Attack

41 Dead in Istanbul Terror Attack

41 died and more than 230 more were injured when three men open fired and set off explosives at a Turkish airport.

Airport Security Could Suffer from Brexit

Airport Security Could Suffer from Brexit

If Britain decides to leave the European Union, British airports may see a slump in security.

Shots Fired at Dallas Love Field Airport

Shots Fired at Dallas Love Field Airport

Shots were fired by an officers responding to a domestic dispute at Dallas Love Field Airport.

TSA to Undergo Covert Security Tests this Summer

TSA to Undergo Covert Security Tests this Summer

The Transportation Security Administration at airports around the country will be undergoing covert security tests over the summer.

TSA Gives Head of Security the Boot

TSA Gives Head of Security the Boot

The Transportation Security Administration has replaced the head of security after airports around the country have had difficulty with long checkpoint lines.

U.S. Airports React to Downed EgyptAir Flight

U.S. Airports React to Downed EgyptAir Flight

Airport security in the United States as increased after a flight from Paris to Cairo was downed in the Mediterranean Sea.

EgyptAir Flight from Paris to Cairo Disappears

EgyptAir Flight from Paris to Cairo Disappears

An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers to Cairo from Paris suddenly disappeared from radar on May 19.

DHS has Plans for Airport Security Lines, Urges Patience

DHS has Plans for Airport Security Lines, Urges Patience

The US Department of Homeland Security has put forward a plan for the long airport security lines, but first they’ll need a little patience from passengers.

The Scary Wi-Fi Name that Delayed a Flight

The Scary Wi-Fi Name that Delayed a Flight

An Australian-based airline was forced to delay a flight after someone decided to take Wi-Fi naming to a threatening level.

TSA to Help with Security Overseas

TSA to Help with Security Overseas

The House has passed a bill to enhance aviation security overseas.

Belgium Transit Minister Resigns after Airport Security Lapses

Belgium Transit Minister Resigns after Airport Security Lapses

Belgian Transit Minister, Jacqueline Galant, resigned after it was leaked that she ignored found security lapses in the Brussels airport.

Industry Focus

Going Behind the Scene

Passenger security can be a nightmare (Orlando, for example), but it’s nothing like the adventure your luggage will experience. In Quebec, luggage moves through six layers of security. One of the steps, if necessary, will be a manual search.

EgyptAir Plane Hijacking: All Passengers Freed Without Injury

EgyptAir Plane Hijacking: All Passengers Freed Without Injury

A hijacker attempted to take control of an EgyptAir plane on its way to Cairo.

Flight Attendant Case Shows Airport Security Lapses

Flight Attendant Case Shows Airport Security Lapses

In late March, a flight attendant was trying to board a plan with 70 pounds of cocaine. When she was stopped at a security checkpoint to be randomly screened, she took off running.

Do Airports have a Soft Spot?

Do Airports have a Soft Spot?

After the attacks in Belgium, experts are looking into the vulnerabilities associated with long lines at security checkpoints.

One Person Arrested in Brussels Attack

One Person Arrested in Brussels Attack

Belgian Police were able to identify the suspects in the case and arrest at least one of them within the 24 hours after the attacks in Brussels.

Brussels: 26 Die at 2 Explosion Sites

Brussels Attack: 26 Die at 2 Explosion Sites

26 are dead in three explosions that occurred at the Brussels airport and subway station.

2016 World

2016 World's Best Airports

SkyTrax World Airport Awards has announced the best airports in the world for 2016.

TSA Prepares for Millions of Spring Break Travelers

TSA Prepares for Millions of Spring Break Travelers

The number of travelers is going up and the number of TSA screeners is going down, resulting in long lines at security check points.

Video Surveillance Captures Airport Workers with Laptop Used in Somalia In-Flight Jet Blast

Video Surveillance Captures Airport Workers with Laptop Used in Somalia In-Flight Jet Blast

CCTV footage finds that two airport workers helped to furnish the bomb that exploded on a Somali plane.

A Thankless Career - Because of recent news and my frequent visits through the security checkpoint, I have come to lack confidence in TSA employees.

Industry Focus

A Thankless Career

Because of recent news and my frequent visits through the security checkpoint, I have come to lack confidence in TSA employees.

TSA Intercepted Record Amount of Guns in 2015

TSA Intercepted Record Amount of Guns in 2015

You still can’t bring your loaded gun onto a plane, 2015 proved that.

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