Airport Security


TSA Announces Plan for Facial Recognition at Security Checkpoints

TSA Announces Plan for Facial Recognition at Security Checkpoints

The TSA Biometrics Roadmap focuses on four main goals: 1. Partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on biometrics for international travelers, 2. Using biometrics provided by TSA PreCheck members to enhance the travel experience, 3. Expanding biometrics to additional domestic travelers and 4. Developing the infrastructure for biometric technology.

TSA Applauds Congress

TSA Applauds Congress' Passage of H.R. 302

H.R. 302 includes the TSA Modernization Act, the first ever reauthorization of TSA since the agency’s founding in 2001.

Heathrow Airport Fined Over USB Data Breach

Heathrow Airport Fined Over USB Data Breach

Last October, a Heathrow employee lost a USB stick containing 76 folders and more than 1,000 confidential files, including the names, dates of birth, passport numbers and other personal information related to aviation security staff.

Industry Focus

Stick ‘Em Up, Partner

The TSA is implementing some pretty amazing technology in order to improve explosives detection. In late August, the agency unveiled a state-of-theart advanced technology computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanner for screening passengers and their baggage.

Delta Air Lines to Launch Nation’s First Facial Recognition Airport Terminal

Delta Air Lines to Launch Nation’s First Facial Recognition Airport Terminal

The terminal will be deployed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and will allow travelers to use facial recognition instead of their passports to pass through checkpoints at the airport.

Florida Airport Placed on Lockdown Following Security Breach

Florida Airport Placed on Lockdown Following Security Breach

The airport was placed on lockdown until about 7 a.m. All flights at the airport were suspended for about five hours, and two flights were delayed during the lockdown.

San Jose Airport Increases Security with New Technology

San Jose Airport Increases Security with New Technology

Rep. Eric Swalwell and Rep. Zoe Lofgren announced Tuesday that the Mineta airport and Miami International Airport were chosen by the Transportation Security Administration for the $10 million for equipment tests approved by Congress.

Going Hunting This Fall - Travel tips for hunters

Going Hunting This Fall

If you are planning a hunting trip, and getting there requires an airplane trip, you might want to consult the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for travel tips while traveling with common items used for hunting



New Hong Kong Airport Luggage Rules Create Security Risk

New Hong Kong Airport Luggage Rules Create Security Risk

Hong Kong Airport cabin crews believe new rules on luggage create unnecessary security risks.

Airports Increase Security for 9/11 Anniversary

Airports Increase Security for 9/11 Anniversary

Florida officials are boosting security at and around airports for the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Sea-Tac Airport Boosts Security Following Plane Theft

Sea-Tac Airport Boosts Security Following Plane Theft

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is reviewing and increasing security measures after a ground-service agent stole a plane and crashed it into a south Puget Sound island on Friday. According to an airport spokesman, the agent was one of about 13,600 people with access to aircraft at the airport.

Rice Introduces Bill to Improve Airport Security Screening of Transgender Passengers

The Screening with Dignity Act requires TSA to develop new procedures and training to respectfully screen transgender passengers

New Scanners Aim to Make Airport Security More Efficient

New Scanners Aim to Make Airport Security More Efficient

New airport scanners could mean never having to remove items from luggage again.

San Diego International Airport Deploys Facial Recognition

San Diego International Airport Deploys Facial Recognition

An airport in San Diego is utilizing facial recognition to speed up the screening of passengers.

CBP Turns Away Ukraine and Lithuanian Travelers at PIT Airport for Violating US Immigration Laws

CBP Turns Away Ukraine and Lithuanian Travelers at PIT Airport for Violating US Immigration Laws

CBP urges all international visitors to ensure they possess the appropriate U.S. travel visa for the purpose of their visit

Airport Security Outside TSA-Screened Areas to Increase

Airport Security Outside TSA-Screened Areas to Increase

A bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would increase the security outside of TSA-screened areas.

TSA Rolls Out Stronger Carry-on Screening at All U.S. Airports

TSA Rolls Out Stronger Carry-on Screening at All U.S. Airports

In addition to removing electronics from bags, TSA now recommends separating foods, powders and items that clutter bags to ease the screening process.

Automated Screening Lanes Installed at Some LAX Security Checkpoints

Automated Screening Lanes Installed at Some LAX Security Checkpoints

All 14 of the security checkpoint lanes at the terminal have now been replaced with new, automated screening technology that officials said will allow up to five passengers to fill trays with personal belongings simultaneously and move to the body scanner, allowing more passengers to be screened per hour.

Security with an International Flavor

Security with an International Flavor

Based on its extensive experience in airport operations, ASUR determined that it needed to redesign video security at Cancun Airport to have one system operating across all four terminals.

Security Sparks Growth

Security Sparks Growth

With the decline in shopping mall popularity and a rise in online buying, many businesses are desperate for busy new places to set up shop. And, with air travel at an all-time high, many airports are working to upgrade their terminals, making them more comfortable, competitive and profitable for all involved.

TSA Chief Says Agency Must Adapt to Changing Security Threats

TSA Chief Says Agency Must Adapt to Changing Security Threats

The Transportation Security Administration must shift their focus away from checkpoints and toward public, less-strictly secured areas of airports in order to adapt to changing threats, according to the agency’s new chief.

LAX to Test Facial Recognition in Place of Boarding Passes

LAX to Test Facial Recognition in Place of Boarding Passes

New technology at LAX hopes to get passengers through airport security quickly.

Airport Security: What to Expect in 2018

Airport Security: What to Expect in 2018

In 2018, travelers will see more changes to airport security.

TSA Testing New Explosive Screening Technology

TSA Testing New Explosive Screening Technology

The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that it has been testing a new screening technology that can detect suicide vests in heavily populated “soft target” areas that lack official security screenings, such as subway stations.

Holiday Gifts That Won

Holiday Gifts That Won't Make It Through TSA Screenings

Travelers in the gift-giving mood should keep in mind what is and isn’t allowed in carry-on and checked luggage before heading to the airport.

4 Tips to Get Through TSA Quickly This Thanksgiving

4 Tips to Get Through TSA Quickly This Thanksgiving

The Transportation Security Administration expects more than 2.4 million passengers per day to pass through their checkpoints nationwide as people travel in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

Boeing 757 Hacked by DHS in Test

Boeing 757 Hacked by DHS in Test

According to Robert Hickey, aviation program manager within the Cyber Security Division of the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, the hack was conducted last year on a 757 parked at the airport in Atlantic City, N.J.

TSA Testing New Credential Authentication Technology

TSA Testing New Credential Authentication Technology

This new credential authentication technology may speed up the TSA process and improve airport security.

New Airport Security Measures Go Into Effect

New Airport Security Measures Go Into Effect

New "security interviews" to begin for fliers on U.S. bound flights.

Dubai Airport Replaces Security Checks with Unique Idea

Dubai Airport Replaces Security Checks with Unique Idea

Dubai International Airport is replacing security checks with an aquarium. Yes, you read that right.

TSA Rolls Out New Screening Rule

TSA Rolls Out New Screening Rule

Now all electronics bigger than a cell phone must be placed in their own bin.

Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business

Doing business with the government—federal, state or even local—can be very difficult. The regulations, the paperwork, the unique needs and buying cycles are all tough requirements that have to be met. It can make for a complicated scene, but it’s also a vitally important business that can be financially rewarding despite the challenges.

Michigan Airport Receives $3.8 Million for Security Improvements

Michigan Airport Receives $3.8 Million for Security Improvements

Gerald R. Ford International Airport has received a total of $3.8 million for security upgrades.

Vegas Airport to Upgrade Security Features

Vegas Airport to Upgrade Security Features

A new, innovative screening process was unveiled, and the Transportation Security Administration, with the help of Clark County, just proposed a grant of more than $10 million for other security upgrades.

Landing the Proper Security

Landing the Proper Security

Events in recent history concerning attacks on transportation hubs have increased the importance of safeguarding airports around the world and further highlighted the need for accurate, reliable and smart security systems to protect aviation assets.

Green Airport Cameras

Green Airport Cameras

The environmental impact of air travel is no secret. While designing more fuel-efficient aircraft and other conservation measures to reduce CO2 emission are on the drawing boards, the real progress is happening in the greening of airport terminals around the country.

Airport to Allow Non-Ticketed Persons to Pass Security

Airport to Allow Non-Ticketed Persons to Pass Security

Pittsburgh International has been approved by the Transportation Security Administration to allow non-fliers regular access past its security gate, making the airport the first to do so since security measures increased after 9/11.

Layers of Security

Layers of Security

The Transportation Security Administration released a video on their YouTube channel explaining the layers of security that go into protecting an airport.

Increased Security for Sydney Airport after Foiled Terrorist Plot

Increased Security for Sydney Airport after Foiled Terrorist Plot

Airport security in Australia is seeing an increase after police arrested an Islamist-inspired terror cell that was plotting to blow up an aircraft.

Mexico to Strengthen Security on U.S.-Bound Flights

Mexico to Strengthen Security on U.S.-Bound Flights

Electronics bigger than a cell phone will be subject to added security on flights heading to the United States from Mexico.

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