TSA marks milestone with stronger carry-on screening at all U.S. federal airports

In addition to removing electronics larger than a cellphone, TSA recommends separating foods, powders and items that can clutter bags to ease screening process With the summer travel season on the horizon, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Read More …

New walk-through scanner will cut the time we all spend going through airport security

A Cardiff company has been awarded £400,000 in Government funding to develop a new walk-through scanner that could cut the time it takes for people to pass through airport security. Sequestim is one of eight teams to receive part of Read More …

The TSA confiscated a record number of guns in passenger carry-on bags in 2017

ustling U.S. airports set a dubious record in 2017, intercepting nearly 4,000 firearms in passenger bags at checkpoints around the country, according to data released last week by the Transportation Security Administration. Last year, the agency — which routinely confiscates questionable items Read More …

TSA screened record-high 771 million passengers in 2017

The Transportation Security Administration screened a record-high 771.5 million passengers in 2017 at the 440 airports the agency operates, it said Tuesday. That’s up more than 30 million from the 738.3 million people TSA screened in 2016. TSA Administrator David Pekoske said Read More …

Airports turn to Artificial Intelligence to find the dangers within

Regional airports are ramping up their internal security measures as they say the most dangerous threats in today’s aviation world come from within. Artificial intelligence will play a major role in staff clearance in cities like Dubai and Jeddah in Read More …

Competition document: finding explosives hidden in electrical items

This Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) themed competition seeks to make a real difference in aviation security through innovative science and technology. The competition is looking for proposals to improve our ability to prevent explosives, hidden within electrical items in passenger baggage, from Read More …

Acting DHS Secretary: CT Scans ‘Essential’ to Boost U.S. Aviation Security

Using airplanes as guided missiles “is still the crown jewel of ISIS and Al Qaida,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told a hearing on Thursday. McCaul called for quicker action to roll out Read More …

DIA testing new TSA screening to include laptops, tablets, and even sandwiches you brought from home

Travelers at Denver International Airport Monday got a taste of new security screening procedures that eventually will be required of everyone boarding a plane in the Mile High City and at 279 other airports worldwide. Transportation Security Administration agents in Read More …