Homeland Security Chief Reassigns Top TSA Official

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Monday he reassigned the acting administrator for the Transportation Security Administration after earlier ordering improved security at U.S. airports.

U.S. Tightens Airport Security After Screeners Fail Undercover Tests

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Monday he had ordered improved security at U.S. airports after media reports that checkpoint screeners failed to detect mock explosives and weapons in 95 percent of tests carried out by undercover agents.

Security Firm Awarded TSA Airport Screening Contract Despite ‘Significant Weaknesses’

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A security firm that has received more than $3 billion in federal contracts donates over two times more to Democrats than Republican candidates.

Akal Security, Inc. was recently awarded a $108 million contract with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct screenings at Kansas City International Airport, after a two-year court battle that questioned whether the government conducted a fair and open bidding process.

TSA Issues Matzoh Advisory

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The Transportation Security Administration has issued a travel alert on the increase in Jewish travelers during the Passover holiday this week, noting that these individuals may be carrying “unique items” such as head coverings, prayer shawls, or matzoh bread.