Transportation Security Administration (TSA) News

Digital Barriers ThruVis public safety solution deployed by TSA to secure high profile events

ThruVis is used operationally in US during Christmas 2016 travel surge period and at National Security Special Events Digital Barriers plc, the specialist provider of visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety markets, confirms today that its ThruVis public safety solution has been used successfully in the US by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to help protect high profile events. These operational deployments follow the awar...

Smiths Detection’s dual-view HI-SCAN 180180-2is pro qualifies for TSA’s Air Cargo Screening Technology List

HI-SCAN 180180-2is pro’s optimised footprint, which is smaller than earlier versions, frees up floor space Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announced that its advanced dual-view X-ray cargo scanner, the HI-SCAN 180180-2is pro, has become its latest system to be accepted into the qualified section of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL). Reliable image evaluation Based on a dual-view concept, the HI-SCAN 180180-...

Airport perimeter security breach – laughable or potential threat?

If airport perimeter fencing is vulnerable then covert detection methods should be used Lack of airport perimeter security would be laughable, if it weren’t so serious. A recent farcical breach of security in London is drawing renewed attention to airport perimeter protection. I want to focus on airport perimeter security, but we’ll start with critical infrastructure in general: A nun, a housepainter and a gardener break into a nuclear facility. This sounds like t...

Researchers demonstrate how to thwart backscatter X-ray screening

Backscatter x-ray is a full-body scanning technology, typically used for passenger screening at airports and to detect plastic bombs and other hidden weapons. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has taken backscatter x-ray machines out of U.S. airports because of changing requirements, although they are still used internationally and at other venues, such as courthouses, prisons, etc. Controversy has plagued the devices since they were introduced in 2009, including concerns about sa...

TSA to introduce Randomisers at airport’s security checkpoints

Airline passengers who are having their documents examined at an airport’s security checkpoint often try to choose the particular conveyor belt onto which they will place their clothes, coins and laptops. Not so fast, says TSA. The agency is now planning to introduce what it calls “Randomisers” at security checkpoints, which will randomly determine the conveyor belt to which a specific passenger will be assigned. TSA has just issued a Request for Information (RFI) to prospect...

TSA evaluation confirms video analytic accuracy of SightLogix SightSensor thermal camera system

TSA evaluators conducted 900 test scenarios to challenge the SightLogix systemAn evaluation by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has confirmed 100% video analytic accuracy of the SightLogix SightSensor thermal camera system in the challenging environment typical of many airports. According to the TSA's final report, the "evaluation team performed over 900 scenarios of which every alarm instance was accurately reported" on the SightLogix perimeter security system.&q...

Quantum Secure SAFE for Airports physical security solution strengthens US Airport’s security measures

The Airport has automated key security policies with the SAFE software suiteQuantum Secure, the leading provider of enterprise software to manage and streamline security identities, compliance and events across disparate physical security systems, announced that it has deployed its SAFE for Airports solution for the San Francisco International Airport.With the Quantum Secure SAFE for Airports solution, SFIA has simplified the management of their entire badging process by automating manual proces...

U.S. Department of Homeland Security begins screening of airline passengers through the Secure Flight programme

The screening is done through the TSA's Secure Flight programmeU.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that 100 percent of passengers flying domestically and internationally on U.S. airlines are now being checked against government watch lists through the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Secure Flight programme - the second major step in fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation achieved recently. The announcement comes less t...

Transport Security Expo 2010 to highlight critical issues facing the aviation, maritime and supply chain sectors

Security in the aviation sector is the prime focus of Transport Security Expo 2010Aviation, maritime and supply chain security professional from around the world will gather in London in September for Transport Security Expo and Conference 2010. The annual event is being held this time around against the backdrop of the abject failure on the part of the aviation sector to prevent Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from attempting to blow himself up on a Detroit bound jetliner, a continued inability on th...

Airport security technology projects fund gets a boost from DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano

ARRA committed more than $3 billion for homeland security projects through DHS and the GSAUS Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced approximately $78 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for airport security technology projects - designed to enhance the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) efforts to strengthen security at airports while creating jobs across the country."These state-of-the-art technologies will s...

DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano, continues efforts to enhance aviation security with a visit to UAE

The meeting marked the fifth in a series of major international summits intended to strengthen global aviation securityDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), at the invitation of UAE Minister of the Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, to meet with her counterparts from the Middle East region and officials from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to discuss ways to bolster global aviation security."Th...