Airlines, security firms seek dismissal of Sept. 11 lawsuit 

American Airlines, Continental Airlines and two airport security firms, Huntleigh USA Corp., and Argenbright Security Inc., are seeking dismissal of claims...

Brookings analyzes new department 

Scholars at the Brookings Institution predict little immediate impact by the new Department of Homeland Security. The authors of a report point out that...

Senate confirms Ridge's appointment 

A Senate committee has approved the nomination of Tom Ridge to head the Cabinet-level Homeland Security Department. The full Senate was expected to vote...

Democrats, Republicans struggle over security appropriations 

Senate Democrats are trying to bolster port security, police grants and other programs financed by a $390 billion spending package, despite efforts by...

Bus Association releases Anti-Terrorism Action Plan 

The American Bus Association (ABA) has released an Anti-Terrorism Action Plan to help improve safety and security of bus operations. The four goals of...

Homeland Security Department appoints key positions 

President Bush has appointed several key staff members to the Department of Homeland Security. Steve Cooper has been named Chief Information Officer....

Three questions to better school security 

Peter Kott, a specialist on school security and director of ESSEX Building Security, a national program focused on school safety and security products...

TSA institutes Selectee Checkout program 

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is joining 57 other airports in participating in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) "Selectee...

Court denies Freedom of Information Act exemption 

The Office of Homeland Security was unable to prove to a Federal judge that it is not an agency, thus, it must answer questions about its power over other...

U.S. proposes visitor tracking system 

The Federal government's Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has proposed new rules to seek more information from travelers visiting the country...

Utility companies may add security fee 

Utility companies around the U.S. are asking states for permission to add security fees to customers' bills to compensate for security upgrades at power...

Conference Board discusses crisis management 

The Conference Board's (TCB) recent Corporate Security and Crisis Management Conference in New York City, sponsored by ASIS International, underscored...

Biometrics market growing as security market does 

Biometric technologies are being integrated into security and access control systems based on closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance, identification...

White House defends cyber-security plan 

Efforts to bolster Internet security will not lead to increased government scrutiny of individuals' online habits, the White House says. "The administration...

TSA baggage screening deadline passes 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has promised Congress it will screen all checked baggage for explosives by the beginning of 2003. With...

White House to approve $3.5 billion for local and state governments 

Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge has told leaders from the National League of Cities (NLC) that the White House supports prompt approval of $3.5 billion...

Loy gives tips for smooth holiday travel 

Under Secretary of Transportation for Security Adm. James M. Loy has updated Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines for checking baggage,...

Food services provider finds loophole in airport security 

A new security threat has been brought to the attention of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), identifying a critical loophole in the areas...

GAO report: transit agencies still addressing vulnerabilities 

Transit agencies have taken a number of steps to improve the security of their systems since September 11, such as conducting vulnerability assessments,...

SIA releases border security policy advisory 

The Security Industry Association (SIA), has released of a new Policy Advisory, "Border Security", which is the latest in a series of Policy Advisories...

Delta: Congress should pay for aviation security 

Delta Air Lines president Leo Mullin says the entire airline industry could go bankrupt if the government doesn't pick up costs for aviation security....

Canine teams demonstrate explosives detection 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is demonstrating the capabilities of Explosives Detection Canine Teams across the country. Transportation...

Postal Service deposits at risk 

U.S. Postal Service deposits totaling $65 billion a year are vulnerable to theft, robbery and mishandling because of inadequate security and failure to...

Security training course for women developed 

Air Security International has designed a preventative security training course to address the needs of women. The course, "For Women Only -- Safety and...

Airports to ditch "300-foot rule" 

The so-called "300-foot rule," requiring that no cars be parked within 300 feet of an airport, will be vacated as long as the terrorist threat level remains...

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