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Body scanning 'woefully inadequate' abroad, experts sayupdated: Wed May 09 2012 09:14:00

A foiled plot to sneak a bomb through airport checkpoints and onto a plane bound for the United States calls attention to gaps in screening measures that are supposed to detect threats airport metal detectors miss.

Ex-TSA chief: Knives should be OKupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 08:30:00

Former TSA chief Kip Hawley tells CNN's Erin Burnett why airport security should no longer focus on weapons.

Government says airport screening machines safe for passengersupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 19:58:00

Studies by the U.S. government and professional organizations conclude the level of radiation emitted by full-body airport scanners is safe for passengers, according to a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report, but the findings likely will not end the dispute over backscatter X-ray machines.

Budget ax falls on armed pilot programupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 21:30:00

President Barack Obama's budget ax is falling hard on a program that allows pilots to carry handguns in the cockpit as a last line of defense against terrorists.

Report on Federal Air Marshal Service paints an unflattering pictureupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 08:41:00

A long-awaited report on alleged misconduct within the Federal Air Marshal Service concludes that while supervisors do not engage in "widespread" discrimination and retaliation against rank-and-file air marshals, the agency is far from trouble-free.

Report: Air Marshal Service discrimination not widespreadupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 23:01:00

A long-awaited federal investigation looking into allegations of a hostile work environment within the Federal Air Marshal Service concludes there is no "widespread discrimination and retaliation" within the agency, according to a report by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General obtained by CNN.

Flying through securityupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 05:38:00

Pre-screening for some travelers means a speedier trip through airport security.

TSA defends cupcake confiscationupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 05:38:00

A cupcake isn't always just a cupcake. Sometimes it's so noteworthy, it creates Cupcakegate. Just ask the nation's airport security officials.

TSA launches toll-free help line for travelers with medical needsupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 15:28:00

Traveling on planes is stressful enough for passengers over the holiday, but even more so if someone has a disability or medical need. Now the Transportation Security Administration, which has endured widespread criticism for intrusive pat-downs, is launching a toll-free help line to get travelers through security checkpoints.

House GOP pair bashes TSA on its 10th anniversaryupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 17:55:00

Ten years after its formation, the Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday got the type of birthday card no one wants to receive -- a blistering report from Republican lawmakers who said the agency is "bloated" and "inefficient" and has done little, if anything, to improve aviation security.

Program could shorten wait at airport security checkpointsupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 13:56:00

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.

CNNMoney: Post 9/11 travel: What airport security costs usupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 05:56:00

Remember when you could arrive at the airport 30 minutes before your flight, get complimentary peanuts and a Coke and be greeted upon arrival by a loved one right at the gate?

New TSA body scan less invasiveupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 18:24:00

The TSA is phasing out its graphic body scan in favor of software that shows a body outline instead. Brian Todd reports.

People with suspected terror ties on stricter no-fly list since 2010updated: Mon Apr 11 2011 16:40:00

U.S. authorities have kept about 350 people with "suspected ties to terrorism" off U.S.-bound planes since January 2010, officials said Monday.

Panel: Don't treat fliers like terroristsupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 14:36:00

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.

TSA orders 're-tests' of radiation levels on airport body scannersupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 11:13:00

The Transportation Security Administration on Friday ordered re-testing of all radiation-emitting full-body scanners after an internal review showed calculation errors, missing data and other discrepancies on paperwork by contractors who routinely check the machines' radiation levels.

Stowaway is wakeup call about airport securityupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 16:53:00

The nation's air security has improved exponentially since the September 11 terror attacks. But events sometimes remind us there's still work to do.

'Patriot Pilot' reveals identity weeks after video rips securityupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 15:50:00

After referring to himself online only as "The Patriot Pilot," a California-based aviator revealed his identity Monday and explained his crusade to expose what he described as the nation's faulty airport security.

Pilot says TSA punished him for sharing videos onlineupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 08:14:00

A California-based commercial pilot says the Transportation Security Administration retaliated against him after he posted videos online showing what he described as shortcomings in airport security.

Reasons why you might get a pat-downupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 06:24:00

In November, CNN's Kate Bolduan sifted through both the facts and myths that surround the TSA's security measures.

Citing terror threat, airport security focuses on insulated containersupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 06:24:00

The Transportation Security Administration signalled Thursday its intention to closely check insulated beverage containers, noting growing concerns that terrorists might conceal explosives inside such items.

Holiday travel stokes sex crime victims' TSA pat-down fearsupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 06:08:00

It was days after her pat down that Marcia reacted.

Airport pat-down enrages diplomatupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 06:08:00

India's ambassador to the U.S. was subjected to a security pat-down at a Mississippi airport. WAPT reports.

Aviation security: Where do we stand?updated: Wed Dec 01 2010 14:35:00

Word that all passengers on flights within and to the United States are now being checked against government watch lists may have travelers wondering how they were being screened up until this point.

All U.S. air passengers now being screened, government saysupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 16:30:00

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.

Do airport body scanners even work?updated: Thu Nov 25 2010 05:29:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new data that shows that airport body scanners may not be very effective.

A primer on the new airport security proceduresupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 12:58:00

One of the busiest travel weeks of the year is upon us.

Avoiding the scannersupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 08:30:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti looks at a movement to opt out of TSA body scanners on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

What if we had no air security checks?updated: Mon Nov 22 2010 05:35:00

As you are standing in an airport security line this Thanksgiving week, waiting to be funneled into one of the invasive new body-imaging machines, or, if you decline that, to be pulled aside and subjected to a way-too-personal pat-down, ask yourself how you would feel if you lived in a country like this:

TSA chief: Pat-downs will continueupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 05:35:00

TSA administrator John Pistole says that airport screening procedures will not change because they keep us safe.

Obama stands by controversial air security screening methodsupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 12:19:00

President Barack Obama stood by new controversial screening measures Saturday, calling methods such as pat-downs and body scans necessary to assure airline safety.

Airport screening procedures under fireupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 06:09:00

Are the new airport security screening methods safe? CNN's Anderson Cooper asks tough questions.

Joe Biden on airport security measuresupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 08:09:00

Vice President Joe Biden discusses the recent outrage over airport security measures.

TSA lists myths, facts about passenger security measuresupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 08:09:00

The TSA is not as bad you think they are.

Growing backlash against TSA body scanners, pat-downsupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 20:39:00

A growing pilot and passenger revolt over full-body scans and what many consider intrusive pat-downs couldn't have come at a worse time for the nation's air travel system.

Privacy group sues TSA over scannersupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 20:39:00

Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center, is suing TSA and wants body scanners removed from airports.

Pilots urged to avoid body scanningupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 08:56:00

Pilots' unions for US Airways and American Airlines are urging their members to avoid full-body scanning at airport security checkpoints, citing health risks and concerns about intrusiveness and security officer behavior.

Fliers debate airport prodding, scanningupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 09:28:00

Increased scanning and prodding at airport checkpoints have many in the sock-footed parade of American air travelers up in arms about security screening.

Pilots refuse 'intrusive' body scannersupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 09:28:00

Patrick Smith, a commercial pilot who has refused full body scanners, explains their health risks for pilots.

Air marshal official sidelined for 'culturally insensitive' commentupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 18:48:00

A senior administrator with the Federal Air Marshal Service has been removed from his leadership position while the agency investigates a "culturally insensitive" remark he made on a recent conference call, CNN confirmed Tuesday.

British Airways head lashes out at 'redundant' US security demandsupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 18:15:00

British airlines should stop "kowtowing" to American security demands like making passengers take off their shoes and remove laptops from carry-on bags, the chairman of British Airways argued at an industry conference.

Pilot refuses full-body scan, pat downupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 10:56:00

A pilot who refused to submit to a full-body scan or the alternative pat down going through airport security said the procedures violate his rights.

Pilot slams body scanupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 10:56:00

Kiran Chetry talks to pilot Michael Roberts on his refusal to submit to a body scan at Memphis International airport.

Two U.S. air marshals flee Brazil after being charged with assaultupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 06:30:00

Two U.S. air marshals who arrested the wife of a Brazilian judge on a flight to Rio de Janeiro -- and were themselves arrested and had their passports confiscated by Brazilian authorities -- fled the country using alternate travel documents rather than face what they believed to be trumped-up charges, sources said.

TSA officer arrested at Newarkupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 17:43:00

An airport security supervisor at Newark Liberty International is caught on video allegedly stealing from passengers.

Airport security officer granted bail in theftsupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 17:43:00

An airport security supervisor accused of stealing from passengers and accepting stolen money was granted $100,000 bail Wednesday by a U.S. magistrate judge in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.

Airport security officer allegedly stole from passengersupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 21:53:00

An airport security supervisor at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing from the baggage of travelers during security searches, the U.S. attorney's office in New Jersey announced.

Head of embattled air marshal office to retireupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 21:09:00

The head of the Federal Air Marshal Service's Orlando, Florida, office -- where supervisors allegedly used a "Jeopardy"-style game board to ridicule and retaliate against rank-and-file air marshals -- says he will retire in the coming months, officials said Tuesday.

U.S. air marshal may have left ammo, magazines in hotel air ductupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 18:54:00

A U.S. federal air marshal may have violated Indian law after failing to properly secure his law enforcement equipment when inside the country, U.S. officials said Friday.

Incident raises questions about no-fly listupdated: Wed May 05 2010 16:43:00

The no-fly list is supposed to help keep terrorists off planes, so when the Times Square car bombing suspect was able to board a flight anyway, it put the process under immense scrutiny. The government has already made changes to the system.

New airport security measures on the wayupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 20:48:00

Homeland Security Secy. Janet Napolitano confirms the addition of "real-time" threat-based intelligence at U.S. airports.

Did Kim Kardashian ID an air marshal?updated: Fri Feb 19 2010 14:03:00

Federal air marshals are supposed to blend in with passengers on planes, but an alleged run-in with a Twitter-happy celebrity is highlighting how technology could blow their cover in an instant.

10,000 airport security workers to get higher clearancesupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 17:25:00

The Transportation Security Administration is upgrading security clearances for 10,000 of its airport personnel, giving them access to "secret" intelligence to help them better detect threats and stop terrorists, the agency said Friday.

Air marshals say service roiled with cronyism, chaosupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 21:40:00

Despite calls from President Obama to beef up the program designed to provide security aboard U.S. flights, the Federal Air Marshal Service is in disarray, a CNN investigation has found.

'Four arrests for $800M'updated: Thu Feb 04 2010 21:40:00

Federal air marshals are being criticized for shoddy service and questionable results. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Air terror alert in Indiaupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 11:27:00

India boosts air security after an apparent terror plot by al Qaeda-linked militants. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

India ups alert level, tightens air securityupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 11:27:00

India has stepped up anti-hijacking measures and ordered the deployment of air marshals as part of a security alert, officials said Friday.

Airport scare suspect searchupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 16:28:00

A suspect remains at large after his laptop bag tested positive for explosives at Munich's airport. Fred Pleitgen reports.

German police: Munich Airport bomb scare may have been false alarmupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 16:28:00

A bomb scare that affected about 100 flights at Munich Airport in Germany on Wednesday may have been a false alarm, German police told CNN.

Senators hear testimony on alleged Christmas Day bomb plotupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 14:02:00

A Senate committee began its assessment of intelligence reforms put in place after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by focusing Wednesday on the alleged Christmas Day attack aboard a plane landing in Detroit, Michigan.

Security in the airupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 16:19:00

Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano talks with CNN's Jeanne Meserve to discuss sharing terror watch lists with airlines.

Sources: Feds scrambling to find additional air marshalsupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 16:19:00

The federal government is scrambling to find ways to comply with President Obama's order to put more air marshals on flights after a botched Christmas Day airline terrorist attack, government sources have told CNN.

Stop the panic on air securityupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 11:28:00

The Underwear Bomber failed. And our reaction to the failed plot is failing as well, by focusing on the specifics of this made-for-a-movie plot rather than the broad threat. While our reaction is predictable, it's not going to make us safer.

U.S. lowers threshold for inclusion on no-fly listsupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 12:18:00

The U.S. government has lowered the threshold for information deemed important enough to put suspicious individuals on a watch list or no-fly list, or have their visa revoked, senior State Department officials tell CNN.

Federal air marshals back in spotlight after attempted plane bombingupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 19:12:00

As a federal air marshal, Robert MacLean typically spent five days a week crisscrossing the country on commercial flights, reading a lot of newspapers and John Grisham novels while keeping an eye out and trying to appear inconspicuous.

Marshals eye flying behaviorupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 19:12:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on whether behavioral screening at airports could have prevented the Northwest bombing attempt.

Tighter airport securityupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 12:56:00

New measures result in longer airport lines and flight delays. CNN's Allan Chernoff reports from Detroit.

TSA maintains high security at airportsupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 12:56:00

The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday extended through at least the weekend heightened security measures in the aftermath of a failed attempt to blow up a U.S. jetliner, the agency said.

'Anatomically congruent' bombupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 22:53:00

Is the 'anatomically congruent' bomb that the suspect allegedly carried foolproof to detection? CNN's Brian todd reports.

Testing of airport screening reveals flaws, GOP House member saysupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 22:53:00

The most recent independent tests of airport checkpoints showed screener performance "falling off the charts," according to the top Republican on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Air travel security under review, officials sayupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 17:14:00

Air travel security is being increased as authorities continue to question how a man got explosives on a U.S.-bound passenger jet, according to federal officials, including the president and his homeland security chief.

With air security, travelers are flying blindupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 09:35:00

The Transportation Security Administration likes to keep terrorists guessing. Apparently, it likes to keep travelers guessing, too.

TSA puts 5 on leave after security manual hits Internetupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 10:22:00

Five Transportation Security Administration employees have been placed on administrative leave after a sensitive airport security manual was posted on the Internet, the agency announced Wednesday.

New airline passenger rules to start Saturdayupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 18:08:00

Beginning Saturday, many air travelers will be asked their birth dates and genders when making airline reservations.

Terror watch-list program shifts from airlines to governmentupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 21:59:00

Four small airlines have become the first to participate in the "Secure Flight" program, which transfers responsibility for checking passengers' names against terror watch lists from the airlines to the federal government, the Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday.

Family lines help speed up airport security checkpointsupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 08:40:00

Airport security lines have always been difficult for Leslie Heller and her family.

'No-fly' list revealedupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 22:26:00

Homeland Security says "no-fly" list numbers are smaller than previously reported. Jeanne Meserve reports.

Terrorist watch lists shorter than previously reportedupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 22:26:00

The federal government's terrorist watch lists are far shorter than have been reported, the secretary of homeland security said Wednesday.

TSA launches leak investigationupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 18:13:00

Federal officers charged with keeping terrorists off planes are now searching their own ranks for staff who told CNN that few flights were protected by air marshals.

Air Marshal program in troubleupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 16:23:00

The Federal Air Marshal Service is accused of lowering standards to fill vacancies. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Ex-marshal: Air marshal training 'a national disgrace' updated: Thu Apr 17 2008 16:23:00

Their mission is to protect airline passengers from acts of terror on U.S. flights. But in a special investigation, former and current air marshals told CNN that the number of marshals assigned to police flights is so low that the federal agency overseeing them has drastically lowered its firearms and psychological testing standards just so it can qualify new hires.

Time.com: When Is a Face Suspicious?updated: Thu Apr 03 2008 12:00:00

An arrest in Orlando's airport demonstrates the new science of reading micro-expressions

Air marshals MIAupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 03:58:00

A CNN investigation reveals just 1 percent of U.S. commercial flights have air marshals on board. Drew Griffin reports.

Sources: Air marshals missing from almost all flights updated: Wed Mar 26 2008 03:58:00

Of the 28,000 commercial airline flights that take to the skies on an average day in the United States, fewer than 1 percent are protected by on-board, armed federal air marshals, a nationwide CNN investigation has found.

Loaded gun slips through airport security updated: Wed Jan 23 2008 16:00:00

A passenger who went through an airport security checkpoint -- before remembering that he had a loaded gun -- is facing charges after going back to report his error, authorities said.

Airport security targets the inside threatupdated: Mon Mar 12 2007 22:03:00

The Transportation Security Administration carried out surprise inspections on workers at five airports in Florida and Puerto Rico on Monday, one week after a baggage handler in Orlando allegedly used his airport credentials to smuggle more than a dozen firearms into a commercial jetliner.

Terror plot spotlights passenger screening systemupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 16:14:00

The long lines and bulging trash cans at U.S. airports due to increased security after a suspected terror plot was uncovered Thursday had some aviation experts questioning the focus of America's air passenger screening system.

Jurors told Moussaoui's silence aided 9/11 hijackersupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 08:18:00

Steps could have been taken to stop suicide hijackers if Zacarias Moussaoui had leveled with investigators about his al Qaeda ties, a government witness told jurors Wednesday in the penalty phase of Moussaoui's trial.

Feds try to salvage Moussaoui caseupdated: Wed Mar 15 2006 11:41:00

Federal prosecutors Wednesday asked a judge to reconsider what they called a "terribly excessive" ruling in an effort to salvage their crippled death-penalty case against al Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.

Air marshals face smuggling chargesupdated: Mon Feb 13 2006 15:25:00

Two federal air marshals are facing drug charges after allegedly agreeing to smuggle cocaine from a man who turned out to be a government witness, the U.S. attorney's office in Houston, Texas, announced Monday.

Adm. Loy: Homeland security about balance, risk managementupdated: Wed Jul 20 2005 16:48:00

The deadly bombings in London have raised concerns about the threat of terrorism against the world's transportation centers. In the United States, the focus was on aviation security after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Pilots' group: Aviation security programs failingupdated: Thu Mar 10 2005 08:40:00

An airline pilots group is giving dismal grades to aviation security, saying "gaping holes" remain almost four years after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

9/11 commission leaders cite gaps in aviation security updated: Mon Aug 16 2004 17:19:00

U.S. airlines continue to check passengers against incomplete, truncated lists of suspected terrorists, almost three years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the heads of the 9/11 commission testified Monday.

U.S. rethinks airline passenger screening plan updated: Thu Jul 15 2004 11:40:00

A federal plan to collect personal data about airline passengers to block potential terrorists from boarding aircraft has been abandoned, a government source familiar with its development said Thursday.

Rail security stepped up in Washingtonupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 15:00:00

Bags checked by long-distance Amtrak travelers leaving from Washington's Union Station are now being screened for explosives before departing, the Department of Homeland Security announced.

GAO: Air marshal cuts had 'minimal' impact updated: Wed Mar 31 2004 21:59:00

For the then-fledgling Department of Homeland Security, the news could not have broken at a worse time.

Ridge: 'Modest' decline in federal air marshalsupdated: Thu Mar 04 2004 18:22:00

The number of federal air marshals declined modestly during the current fiscal year, and will decline further next year under the president's proposed budget, administration officials acknowledged Thursday.

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