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TSA employees could use some work on their gift wrapping skills

The Transportation Security Administration is clear about its regulations on wrapped presents: They're not allowed. But that doesn't mean everyone follows the rules. See also: The worst things people do on airplanes, ranked If you had...Show More Summary

Petards to provide CCTV systems for Bombardier’s EMU trains

Advanced security and surveillance system provider Petards has secured a contract extension from Bombardier Transportation to provide the eyeTrain on-board digital CCTV systems for its Electrostar electrical multiple unit (EMU) trai...

Before You Fly Remember the TSA's 12 Banned Items of Christmas

3 days agoNews : Reason

Before you step on a plane to visit family and friends this holiday. Remember the Transportation Security Administration's 12 banned items of Christmas. Your safety is their priority.  "The TSA's 12 Banned Items of Christmas" Approximately 3:51. Written and performed by Justin Monticello. Shot and edited by Paul Detrick. View this article.

Delta Employee Arrested After Allegedly Helping To Smuggle Guns On Flight

Perhaps the Transportation Security Administration’s recent reminder that guns aren’t permitted in carry-on bags should have explicitly stated that this rule also applies to airline workers. But we doubt that would have stopped a Delta...Show More Summary

Now he’s in REAL trouble! Snowden sued by the former secretary of the Kansas Dept of Transport

Here’s a new one: Horace Edwards, the former secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, has filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, and others involved with “Citizenfour,” a film about the National Security Agency whistleblower. Show More Summary

Florida TSA agent arrested in estranged wife’s death

A Transportation Security Administration agent was arrested in connection to the death of his estranged wife, police said.

Reminder: TSA Has Magic Machines That Will Find Gun Parts Hidden In A PlayStation 2

This just in: X-ray machines used by the Transportation Security Administration have the power to see through plastic — yes, even the plastic used in gaming consoles! — and will be able to detect the presence of things that should not be in your carry-on bag. One traveler recently foiled by the TSA apparently thought all the camouflage needed to … [More]

Iowa Dept. Of Transportation Announces Plan To Give Police Officers, Security Personnel Full Access To Your Smartphone

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Raise your hand if you think this might be a bad idea. Iowans will soon be able to use a mobile app on their smartphones as their official driver's license issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation. People will still be able to...Show More Summary

The TSA Recognizes IndyGo for Outstanding Security Posture

IndyGo scored a 97 percent on the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Baseline Assessment and Security Enhancement (BASE) program.

The December HIT Standards Committee

The December HIT Standards Committee included a review of the draft Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, recommendations about identity management from the Transport and Security Workgroup, an overview of the Prescription Drug Monitoring...Show More Summary

Rockwell Collins to provide its SCADA system to LA Metro

Rockwell Collins has secured a contract from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for the Foothill Gold Line Extension and the Exposition Line Phase…

Storing hydrogen underground could boost transportation, energy security

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Large-scale storage of low-pressure, gaseous hydrogen in salt caverns and other underground sites for transportation fuel and grid-scale energy applications offers several advantages over above-ground storage, says...Show More Summary

Friday Energy Facts: World Oil Transit Chokepoints Critical to Global Energy Security

International energy markets depend on reliable transport routes. About 63% (56.5 million barrels per day) of the world's oil production in 2013 moved on maritime routes. Blocking a chokepoint, even temporarily, can lead to substantial increases in total energy costs and world energy prices. read more

Beefing up security on NY's transit system

Raymond Diaz, 66, director of security at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has been called a cop's cop. The former head of the New York Police Department's transit bureau, Mr. Diaz oversees... To view the full story, click the title link.

Iran hackers might be launching in extensive cyber attack on targeting top companies

Iran-based hackers are believed to have infiltrated some of the world’s “top energy, transport and infrastructure companies” from various countries over the past two years, Reuters says, citing an 87-page report from cyber security company Cylance. Show More Summary

Bombardier to supply 156 low-floor trams for Vienna's Wiener Linien

Train manufacturer Bombardier has secured an €562m order from Vienna's public transport operator Wiener Linien to supply up to 156 low-floor trams.

It's Monday, but at least the busiest air travel day of the year is over

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is a notoriously bad day for flying in the United States, and the bad weather in the western part of the country didn't help. According to the Transportation Security Administration, that Sunday — not the...Show More Summary

94-Yr-Old Man Found With Loaded Gun At LaGuardia Screening

Last week, the Transportation Security Administration reminded travelers not to travel with items like nunchuks, grenades, concealed knives and, yes, loaded guns in their carry-on. But people never learn—like the 94-year-old man from Brooklyn who got caught with his loaded gun. [ more › ]

TSA Would Like To Remind Everyone Flying For The Holidays That You Can’t Bring Guns In Your Carry-On

After a record year finding guns in travelers’ carry-on bags at the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration wants to take a second to remind everyone flying for the holidays that weapons need to be in your checked baggage and declared to authorities. Through Nov. 17, the TSA has stopped a record 1,931 travelers attempting to get on planes with … [More]

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

last monthNews : The Newsroom

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Roadside bandits in Guinea stole a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola, officials said Friday, warning of the risks and vowing tighter security measures for transport of such potentially contagious cargo.

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