Category Archives: Homeland Security

Security scanners go big, aim for whole planes

Anti-terrorism and security scanning is aiming for bigger targets including whole aircraft as part of an effort to cut costs and simplify monitoring processes. By commissioning machines that detect organic threats, drugs, explosives and other suspect materials, governments are hoping … Continue reading

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TSA: Air marshals and armed pilots improve security

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) believes both arming some pilots who volunteer through the federal flight deck officer (FFDO) programme and the federal air marshals assigned onboard select flights have proven effective, and remains committed to both schemes. “In the … Continue reading

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Is Homeland Security spending paying off?

A Decade After The Sept. 11 Attacks, Federal And State Governments Are Doling Out About $75 Billion A Year On Domestic Security. Whether The Spending Spree Has Been Worth It Is The Subject Of Increasing Debate. On the edge of … Continue reading

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