The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates one of the busiest networks of aviation, ground, rail and seaport facilities in the nation, is preparing to deliver a new counter-terrorism and personal safety-training program for its employees.
“We always tell people, if you see... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed bipartisan legislation on Tuesday to address growing Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) wait times at the nation’s airports.
The Checkpoint Optimization and Efficiency Act of 2016, authored by U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY), seeks to... Read More »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on Tuesday that found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has taken steps intended to improve the security effectiveness of expedited passenger screening since GAO last reported on it in Dec. 2014.
Steps the agency... Read More »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on Tuesday that found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport perimeter and access control security would benefit from a risk assessment and strategy updates.
The report noted that the TSA has made progress since... Read More »
At the request of House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday released a report that found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) could better incorporate risk into its method of selecting on which flights... Read More »
A bipartisan coalition of representatives introduced legislation on Friday that would help ease congestion and long lines at Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) screening checkpoints at the nation’s airports.
The FASTER Act, H.R. 5340, would ensure that passenger security fees only go... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) participated in Operation RAILSAFE, a nationwide initiative that provides enhanced visible law enforcement and security presence at train stations and trains on selected high volume travel days, on May 26.
Operation RAILSAFE training seeks to... Read More »
U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) on Friday introduced the Checkpoint Optimization Act of 2016 to overhaul the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) bureaucracy and relieve congestion at airports as peak travel season approaches.
“Travelers are frustrated with TSA’s bureaucracy – facing... Read More »
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) sent a letter on Thursday to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson urging him to strengthen information-sharing efforts pursuant to the visa waiver program and calling on him to designate additional “countries of concern.”
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A union representing workers of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) took out a full-page ad in The Hill newspaper on Wednesday to amplify its call for 6,000 additional full-time security screeners to alleviate long airport security lines.
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House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) urged the Senate on Tuesday to pass two bills that seek to close vulnerabilities at overseas airports.
The Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2016, H.R. 4314, accelerates the transfer of certain border security... Read More »
A coalition of Democratic lawmakers joined Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials on Monday in releasing new steps to help address growing security line delays at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The coalition included U.S. Sens. Robert Melendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker... Read More »
Tyco Integrated Security recently unveiled a high-tech security system at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to help prevent costly exit lane security breaches and increase operational efficiency.
“Airports will be able to save costs overall by using technology over manpower,”... Read More »
U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) called upon the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to take action on his bipartisan TSA PreCheck Expansion Act, H.R. 2843, in order to address long security lines affecting many of the nation’s airports.
The TSA PreCheck program is a risk-based security model that provides... Read More »
The 44th International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) European Regional Conference is being held this week, with participants discussing the challenges posed by record numbers of migrants traveling to Europe.
Following the publication of the joint Europol-INTERPOL report on migrant... Read More »
A partisan coalition of House representatives on Monday introduced a bill to strengthen the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) presence overseas.
The Expanding DHS Overseas Passenger Security Screening and Vetting Operations Act would require the DHS to issue a comprehensive... Read More »
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on Monday for an immediate surge in canine inspection units at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to help speed up long security lines at New York City airports.
“As the dog days of summer roll on in, airport security lines need to roll... Read More »
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) called upon Congress on Monday to pass emergency legislation funding the hiring of more than 6,000 new full-time screeners to alleviate long security lines at the nation’s airports.
“These additional TSOs will at least begin to address... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday authored by U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) to bolster security at overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.
The Securing Aviation from Foreign Entry Points and Guarding Airports Through Enhanced Security (SAFE... Read More »
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State Department to develop open-source software designed to screen travelers by cross referencing law enforcement databases and terrorist watch lists.
The Enhancing Overseas... Read More »
U.S. Representative John Katko (R-NY) introduced the Securing Aviation from Foreign Entry Points and Guarding Airports through Enhanced Security Act, H.R. 4698, on Wednesday.
The act aims to to protect passengers and improve airline safety at last point of departure (LPD) airports or foreign... Read More »
Meetings of the Five Country Ministerial and the Quintet of Attorneys General meetings were jointly held on Feb. 16-17 by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to discuss the latest issue surrounding international security.
Lynch and Johnson’s... Read More »
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) announced last week that the organization has signed a charter creating a task force on transportation.
"New business models in passenger carriage and a number of prominent rail accidents have brought renewed prominence to... Read More »
The House Transportation Security Subcommittee last week re-examined the Transportation Security Acquisition Act (TSARA) one year after the legislation became law.
The meeting provided committee members with a snapshot of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) adherence to the... Read More »