Congress is poised to hand over control of sensitive airport screening information to private companies, an unprecedented move that would limit the federal government’s control of passenger information and inspection.
Forty-two House Democrats bucked party leadership on Thursday to pass an amendment ensuring that individuals convicted of sex crimes, terrorism, and other violent offenses cannot be employed by the TSA.
Amtrak is reportedly cutting back on key security procedures ahead of the holiday travel season, sparking terror concerns as al Qaeda and ISIS continue to instruct its followers to target the U.S. rail system, according to a leading authority on terrorism.
A Chinese security equipment company with a checkered record and ties to the People’s Republic of China’s government has retained lobbyists in Washington in an effort to influence the Transportation Security Administration.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that DHS has reduced airport wait times “without compromising security,” but a government report released earlier in the day revealed ongoing vulnerabilities that continue to put travelers at risk.
Federal agencies knew that a man hired as a security guard at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C., was an accused Somali war criminal before he assumed the job, CNN reported Friday.
The Transportation Security Administration, tasked with protecting the nation’s airports from terrorism and other threats, exhibits weaknesses in its oversight of commercial airport security, according to a new government watchdog report.
The union representing TSA workers entered negotiations with the agency that are more focused on allowing workers to wear shorts than the staffing levels it now claims are responsible for wait times that have caused thousands of passengers to miss their flights.