U.S. military personnel will be eligible for expedited screening at Reagan National Airport -- a stone's throw from the Pentagon -- as the Transportation Security Administration continues to roll out its trusted traveler program known as PreCheck.
Tens of thousands of hurried passengers trying to check in at some of the busiest U.S. airports could soon find themselves in the fast lane.
One year after the TSA administrator brought efforts to privatize airport screening to a virtual standstill, Congress has kick-started the program, opening the door for other airports to "opt out" of TSA screening.
Sen. Rand Paul explains what happened after he set off an airport scanner in Nashville.
Authorities blocked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at Nashville International Airport on Monday after the Kentucky Republican refused a pat-down at a security checkpoint, his spokeswoman said.
Members of the military may get expedited treatment at airport security checkpoints under a law signed Tuesday by President Obama.
The holiday travel week is under way, with Wednesday expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year in the United States.
U.S military personnel may someday be treated to expedited screening at airport checkpoints if all goes well with tests that begin Tuesday at a medium-size airport in California.
Federal airport screeners still find four to five guns at checkpoints on a typical day, the Transportation Security Administration's chief told a Senate hearing Wednesday.
The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday unveiled a "trusted traveler" program -- one meant to expedite screening at U.S. airport checkpoints, agency chief John Pistole said.
Responding to the uproar over physical searches of children, the Transportation Security Administration is rolling out new procedures that should reduce, although not eliminate, the number of times children are patted down at airport checkpoints.
WJLA has reaction from travelers over news that the TSA is changing their procedures for children at airport security.
A decade ago, tiny "travel-size" shampoos were fun stocking stuffers and a more expensive, more convenient means of packing toiletries for a trip. Now they're a reminder of the layered security landscape that has evolved at airports since the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Almost 10 years after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, air travel is more secure, but comes with no guarantees, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.
TSA Administrator John Pistole discusses the evolution of aviation security since 9/11 and current privacy issues.
The TSA is phasing out its graphic body scan in favor of software that shows a body outline instead. Brian Todd reports.
The Transportation Security Administration is taking steps beginning Wednesday to eliminate the actual image of passengers in body scanners at airports, replacing them with a generic outline of a person.
After hinting for months that he would start a "trusted traveler" program to expedite screening at airport checkpoints, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole took his first step in that direction Thursday, announcing a pilot project for passengers who voluntarily release certain information about themselves.
The Transportation Security Administration stood by its security officers Sunday after a Florida woman complained that her cancer-stricken, 95-year-old mother was patted down and forced to remove her adult diaper while going through security.
CNN's Don Lemon speaks to the daughter of an elderly woman forced to remove her adult diaper at a TSA checkpoint.
The Transportation Security Administration has denied that its agents required a 95-year-old woman to remove her adult diaper last week before allowing her to pass a screening checkpoint at Northwest Florida Regional Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration is working to change its policy on how screeners can search children, aiming to decrease but not necessary eliminate pat-downs for young travelers.
The Transportation Security Administration is changing its policy on how screeners can search children.
The federal government could save $1 billion in the next five years without sacrificing security by replacing federal airport screeners with private screeners, Rep. John Mica, R-Florida, said Friday.
Undercover government investigators were able to get into major U.S. seaports -- at one point driving a vehicle containing a simulated explosive -- by flashing counterfeit or fraudulently obtained port "credentials" to security officials -- raising serious questions about a program that has issued the cards to more than 1.6 million people, Congress disclosed Tuesday.
After a nearly six-week voting process, it's going to take a little longer before the Transportation Security Administration knows which union will represent its 40,000-plus airport screeners.
Calling for an airport screening process that maximizes security but cuts down on passenger hassles, the U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday recommended key changes to the current system.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration assured Republican lawmakers Thursday that unionization of airport screeners is not likely to lead to illegal strikes or work slowdowns, but said he would be willing to fire workers en masse should that happen.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Friday gave the nation's 40,000-plus airport screeners the opportunity to engage in limited collective bargaining, pressing ahead on a hot-button issue that has separated Republicans and Democrats since the creation of the TSA after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Tests are beginning on a software change in airport passenger scanning machines that will discontinue the display of personal body characteristics while still promising to catch questionable objects, the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.
A program that allows airports to replace government screeners with private screeners is being brought to a standstill, just a month after the Transportation Security Administration said it was "neutral" on the program.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration says airline travelers could minimize their exposure during the screening process by disclosing more about themselves up-front.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration says airline travelers could minimize their exposure during the screening process by disclosing more about themselves up front.
All passengers flying within or to the United States are now being screened against government watch lists before they get their boarding passes, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.
Thomas Sawyer, cancer survivor, accepts TSA chief John Pistole's apology for an aggressive pat down that humiliated him.
This holiday, I'm thankful for the common sense of the American people.
The controversy over new security measures at airport checkpoints -- which some feared would boil over Wednesday, one of the year's busiest travel days -- instead didn't even reach a simmer.
TSA Administrator John Pistole responds to "National Opt Out Day" protesters the day before Thanksgiving.
As millions of Americans prepare to take to the skies for Thanksgiving travel, a U.S. official says security concerns have risen again because of an article published in an online magazine produced by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine that was found Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines plane, officials said.
A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine on a Southwest Airlines plane. KTVK reports.
If the threat of underwear bombs became known last Christmas, why did airport screeners only recently begin aggressively checking for them?
Bob Barr talks about his involvement in the opt-out alliance. Barr says TSA security measures are "unconstitutional."
As backlash against airline passenger pat-downs intensified with a viral online video, the nation's top airline security official said Monday that his agency is walking a fine line between privacy concerns and public safety.
CNN's Susan Candiotti looks at a movement to opt out of TSA body scanners on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Airport security policies "have to evolve" to ensure the safety of passengers while minimizing invasive procedures such as enhanced pat downs, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.
TSA administrator John Pistole says that airport screening procedures will not change because they keep us safe.
Enhanced security pat-downs that have been vilified by travelers as legal groping are here to stay, at least for now, the federal official in charge of transportation security told CNN on Sunday.
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Aviation authorities are gearing up for a busy holiday travel season by clearing skies normally reserved for military aircraft in an effort to make room for more unfettered commercial travel.
TSA Administrator John Pistole speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the government's airport screening procedures.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration defended his agency's security procedures Wednesday, telling lawmakers it is "using technology and protocols to stay ahead of the [terrorist] threat and keep you safe."
In response to a video of a California man's dispute with airport security officials, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday it tries to be sensitive to individuals, but everyone getting on a flight must be screened.
Anderson Cooper explores the TSA's screening processes and whether the scans and pat downs are an invasion of privacy.
Federal transport authorities are ratcheting up security measures just ahead of the holiday travel season with an awareness campaign intended to make passengers more proactive in their own safety.
Airport security screeners, boosted by a decision Friday by a top federal labor board, could soon be able to bargain collectively.
CNN's Rima Maktabi talks to police about what they've learned about the toner cartridge bomb they discovered.
CNN's Richard Quest talks with TSA Administrator John Pistole about cargo safety on planes.
Outdated security systems introduced to combat plane hijackings 40 years ago must be overhauled to address new terrorism threats, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Tuesday.
The Transportation Security Administration is expanding the number of employees with "secret" clearances to 10,000 -- one sixth of the agency's workforce.
It's been a long time coming -- one year, five months and 10 days, to be precise.
The Senate confirmed Deputy FBI Director John Pistole as head of the Transportation Security Administration on Friday, ending a lengthy search process in which two previous nominees withdrew from consideration.
There was little debate about job qualifications and more talk about whether screeners at the nation's airports should be able to unionize during Thursday's confirmation hearing for the president's latest nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration.
FBI Deputy Director John Pistole appears before the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday for the first of two confirmation hearings to become the head of the Transportation Security Administration.
A suspect charged in the failed Times Square car bombing is a Pakistani who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in April 2009 and used to work as a financial analyst in Connecticut.
Criminal investigations of Wall Street continue to soar and now total 43, a top FBI official told Congress Friday.
Dozens of juveniles have been freed from forced prostitution by a nationwide operation that resulted in the arrests of hundreds of other people, the FBI announced Monday.
Police have not yet officially identified the body of a young boy who was discovered in an SUV
More than 600 adults have been arrested and 47 children were rescued in a three-day roundup targeting people who force children into prostitution
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