TSA says its risk-based security programs, including PreCheck, will allow it to eliminate the equivalent of 1,441 full-time positions and save $100 million.
Democratic lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee raised misgivings about the CFATS reauthorization bill during a subcommittee hearing on the newly proposed legislation.
Insurance industry representatives again urged Congress to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, telling a Senate panel that uncertainty surrounding its renewal is already causing premium increases.
The Homeland Security Department warned airlines Wednesday about the potential of a new shoe bomb threat, according to multiple news outlets.
Innovative middle managers were as crucial as Osama bin Laden to the novelty and success of the 9/11 attacks, a study published in the journal Security Studies says.
The next generation of security checkpoint imaging would screen more than 250 people per hour and detect explosives through multiple layers of clothing, under a Homeland Security Department plan. The department's Science and Technology Directorate released a request for information Feb. 11 to guide the development of new advanced imaging technology.
For bioterrorism to draw the level of attention that nuclear terrorism has received will require a concerted effort from the White House, said Robert Kadlec, formerly the special assistant to the president for biodefense. "It really does take some leadership at the very top," Kadlec, who served under President George W. Bush, told a House Homeland Security subcommittee during a hearing Feb. 11.
A former Stanford University doctoral student spent nearly a decade on the no-fly list because an FBI agent checked the wrong box on a form, inadvertently nominating her for the list. Although partly redacted, the ruling reveals that an FBI agent "misunderstood the directions on the form and erroneously nominated Dr. Ibrahim to the TSA's no-fly list."
The Homeland Security Department warned airlines about the threat of explosives concealed in toothpaste and cosmetics containers on flights into Russia, the House Homeland Security Committee chairman said Feb. 5.
Terrorism analysts cautioned against viewing jihadi groups as a homogeneous threat to the United States during a House Armed Services Committee hearing Feb. 4. "The more we emphasize the ideologies that bring these groups together, the less we appreciate the local and sometimes very parochial interests that drive them apart," one said.