Tagged: TSA

Department of Homeland Security: 2014 Travel and Trade Statistics

In a press release published today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its 2014 Travel and Trade Statistics. These statistics are provided by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) departments of the U.S. government. In the press release, Secretary Jeh C. Johnson...

GAO Delivers TKO to TSA’s Reporting Procedures

A new report released by the Government Accountability Office on March 31st, “TSA Needs Additional Information before Procuring Next-Generation Systems” raises concerns with the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) ability to train and screen for improvized explosive devices (IEDs). Now commonplace in major U.S. airports, advanced imaging technology (AIT) with automated...

Radiation and the Transportation Safety Administration’s Use of Body Scanners

Congressional lawmakers have called upon the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct a new, independent study regarding the levels of radiation emitted by its airport body scanners or “backscatters”. This comes in light of evidence that the TSA had provided historical data rather than current figures in response to an...

Transportation Security Information Sharing

A recent Government Accountability Report (GAO), “Transportation Security Information Sharing: Stakeholders Generally Satisfied but TSA Could Improve Analysis, Awareness, and Accountability” addresses the importance of intelligence sharing between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and security stakeholders. TSA is responsible for intelligence dissemination for a majority of the nation’s transportation systems,...

Aviation Security: TSA’s Foreign Airport Assessments

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the steps it has taken to enhance its foreign airport assessments. The report highlights the steps the TSA has taken, as well as certain opportunities to strengthen the program. This GAO study was conducted...