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TSA cannot guarantee accuracy of 900,000 airport security badges

More than 10 percent of the TSA’s identification badges have errors that could compromise airport security, a new audit has found. Omissions and inaccuracies ranging from birthdates and birthplaces to incorrect assessments of security threats abound in identification badges assigned … Continue reading

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TSA to retest airport body scanners for radiation

  The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday that it would retest every full-body X-ray scanner that emits ionizing radiation — 247 machines at 38 airports — after maintenance records on some of the devices showed radiation levels 10 times higher … Continue reading

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ICAO Takes Clean Sheet Approach To Checkpoint Of The Future

Security officials convening in Montreal Nov. 30-Dec. 1 will adopt a “clean sheet” approach to designing a checkpoint of the future. Their goal: Make substantial gains in screening technology to frustrate terrorist attackers while making the ritual of passing through … Continue reading

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