Congressional and Administration Efforts to Enhance Public Transportation Security [open pdf - 85KB]
"The House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security held four hearings the week of 10 July on improving the policies and operations of the Homeland Security Department. The first hearing was to examine DHS effectiveness in assessing the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats to national security as directed by the Project BioShield Act of 2004. The second was to evaluate terrorists ability to develop and use catastrophic biological weapons. The third was to examine how the Transportation Security Administration can use available and emerging technologies in passenger and baggage screening at airports. The fourth was to examine the organizational and policy changes to DHS structure, policies, and programs during Secretary Chertoff's first 90 days."
US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security: http://hsc.house.gov/