The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are testing out new technologies and tools to protect transportation infrastructure both online and off.
Like most things today, that... Read More »
The deadline for enforcement of the federal REAL ID requirements looks to be delayed again after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intention this week to push it back to May 7, 2025, to give states more time to meet requirements.
“DHS continues to work closely with... Read More »
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials are espousing the benefits of the agency implementing the next generation of Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) at Denver International Airport.
The CAT-2 units used to verify the identity of travelers possess the same capabilities... Read More »
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) announced last week that ZeroEyes, a company with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based gun detection video analytics platform, will run a pilot program designed to reduce violence on train platforms.
Currently, ZeroEyes’ automated... Read More »
Airport screenings have long been a source of consternation for many and rife with accusations of discrimination in their handling – but a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report laid out a path for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to take to reduce the potential for... Read More »
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials said the agency has initiated a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) new hire incentive program to attract more Denver International Airport (DEN) applicants.
Full and part-time positions are available with a starting wage of $24.23 per... Read More »
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials have indicated Florida air travel passengers have brought a record number of guns to TSA checkpoints.
According to the agency, the present number of 700 guns is higher than in any previous year and includes records set at 12 individual... Read More »
A series of expanded initiatives for the New York City subways were announced last week as part of a joint effort between the State of New York and New York City to crack down on transit crime through traditional law enforcement means and community psychiatric care.
This will equate to a massive... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently announced the benefits of a new, compact carry-on baggage screening system to aid smaller airports.
The Reduced Form Factor-Computed Tomography (RFF-CT) system is presently being deployed at Harry... Read More »
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are espousing the benefits of the agency's recently signed agreement initiating negotiations to include the Dominican Republic among Global Entry foreign partner countries.
Authorities indicated CBP Deputy Commissioner Troy Miller and Dominican... Read More »
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said the agency is experiencing a nationwide trend regarding guns intercepted at airport security checkpoints.
“Each gun presents a danger," TSA spokesperson Sari Koshetz said. "Any incident could have tragic results. This ominous trend continues... Read More »
The U.S. Air Force announced plans to reveal the B-21 Raider in December during an unveiling ceremony hosted and sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
The ceremony at Northrop Grumman's production facilities in Palmdale, Calif., in the first week of December, will highlight the stealth... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) recently developed and released a new virtual insider threat training course for badged employees at airports nationwide.
The training is meant to help these aviation workers recognize and... Read More »
The Senate has confirmed David Pekoske for a second term as Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator, a role in which he will continue federal responsibility for domestic surface transportation security.
President Joe Biden nominated Pekoske for a second term in May 2022,... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently detailed the disruption and dismantling of a human smuggling operation in Texas and across the southern United States.
Authorities indicated the operation in conjunction with Joint Task Force Alpha... Read More »
Construction work concluded on Boeing’s new Advanced Works Composite Fabrication Center in Arizona, and with that, the company revealed the 155,000-square-foot facility as the first of several new factories to come under the guidance of its Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business unit.
The... Read More »
Aerospace company Lockheed Martin and AT&T officials are espousing the benefits of a 5G test that successfully transferred UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter health and usage data.
The test recently conducted at Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky headquarters in Stratford, Conn., demonstrated that wireless... Read More »
Technology, science, and digital transformation solutions company ECS has been awarded a $53 million contract supporting the USTRANSCOM Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES).
ESC, a subsidiary of IT and professional services firm ASGN Incorporated, is slated to provide software... Read More »
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said a Maryland couple faces CBP trusted traveler status revocation after failing to declare nearly $100,000 in designer brand consumer goods purchased overseas.
Both individuals were Global Entry trusted traveler members. Global Entry is the... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has detailed final allocations of $550 million for seven Fiscal Year 2022 competitive preparedness grant programs.
“As the threats to the homeland evolve, so too must the grant programs intended to prepare communities for those threats,”
DHS... Read More »
Seeking to progress key homeland security agreements and objectives, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced expanded security cooperation with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Robert Silvers, Under Secretary for Policy at the DOE, penned security arrangements with... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood (IL) and Jimmy Panetta (CA) led 18 colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden, encouraging him to improve supply chains, national preparedness, and vaccine delivery efficiency.
They hope this will help the nation recover economically from the COVID-19... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Peter Meijer (R-MI), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Dina Titus (D-NV), and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) recently introduced legislation that seeks to create comprehensive federal restrictions to prohibit the most dangerous drone uses.
The Drone Act would, among other provisions, prohibit attaching... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is seeking 2022 Biometric Technology Rally submissions.
DHS S&T indicated the agency is requesting industry personnel to submit applications to participate in the 2022 Rally slated for the Maryland Test... Read More »
Across a series of grant programs, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last week that it will disperse $1.6 billion this fiscal year in support of state and local officials seeking to plan for, prevent, halt and respond to terrorism and other issues.
Supplementing $405.1... Read More »
The House of Representatives has advanced the Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2022 (H.R. 903), indicating the measure would improve Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel working conditions.
House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) sponsored the... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it is prepared for a busy summer travel season and anticipating increased passenger volume.
Summer travel numbers could potentially exceed those of 2019 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The TSA noted that the... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) joined nine colleagues in forwarding correspondence to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeking maritime domain awareness clarity.
The legislators are requesting that DHS adopt a common operating platform, which they... Read More »
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) initiative exceeded 10 million total members during March.
TTP supports the agency's mission to secure domestic borders while facilitating lawful travel and trade - enabling pre-approved,... Read More »
The rapid introduction and expansion of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, into daily life has created a host of additional safety and privacy concerns as well, and this week those concerns prompted the Biden administration to introduce the first Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems... Read More »
Hitting back at what once destroyed its historic forebear, Project Titanic – an initiative from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) – is under development to improve maritime safety and navigation in the North Atlantic Ocean through modern... Read More »
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said $9.70 billion in proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget appropriations have been earmarked for the agency.
The figure represents $1.4 billion more than the TSA’s FY22 appropriations. Once approved by Congress, it is slated to support... Read More »
Threat detection and security screening technology firm Smiths Detection has been selected to supply 47 CTX 9800 DSi explosive detection systems to the Transport Security Administration (TSA).
“We are delighted to announce this new order to supply our CTX 9800 DSi systems, which highlights... Read More »
U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Karen Bass (D-CA), and Nancy Mace (R-SC) recently introduced legislation that seeks to expand human trafficking prevention efforts.
The Human Trafficking Prevention Act requires posting National Human Trafficking Hotline contact information... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded two contracts worth a combined $781.2 million to procure and maintain base and full-size Computed Tomography (CT) x-ray systems for scanning carry-on items at airport checkpoints.
This will result in 469 base and 469 full-size systems... Read More »