TSA Issues RFI for Subject Matter Expert on Deception Detection
- TSA Spent $160 Mil For Scanners With A 96% Failure Rate. Investor's Business Daily // Investors Business Daily;8/18/2015, pA12
The article reports on the alarming failure rate of the scanners procured by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for airport terminals as they fail to identify explosives and weapons entering the airports while compromising the security of the establishments and passengers.
- Gemini X-ray Inspection Systems Qualified. // Airport Security Report;3/24/2010, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p10
The article reports that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added American Science and Engineering Inc.'s Gemini 6040, Gemini 7555, and Gemini 100100 X-ray inspection systems to its Air Cargo Screening Qualified Technology List (ACSQTL). The Gemini system's...
- TSA's Own Covert Testing Showed Failures, DHS IG Says. Biesecker, Calvin // Defense Daily;10/9/2015, p1
The article reports on the statement of John Roth of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) regarding the failure during the covert testing of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)'s airport checkpoint security equipment.
- Hands as Smooth as...a Bomb? Tolme, Paul // Newsweek;3/31/2003, Vol. 141 Issue 13, p7
Discusses airport security and explosive trace detectors in the United States. Statement made by the Transportation Security Administration that innocuous products such as hand lotion can trigger false positives on the detector.
- Airport Security Not Secure Enough, Researcher Reveals at Black Hat. Kerner, Sean Michael // eWeek;8/6/2014, p1
The article presents a research conducted by Billy Rios, director of Vulnerability Research at Qualys, which reveals the vulnerability of X-ray scanner and other security devices used in airports in the U.S. It states that the research company examines the three different devices used by the...
- Security Shortlines. // Air Safety Week;10/4/2010, Vol. 24 Issue 38, p8
The article offers news briefs related to airline security measures in the U.S. It reports on the discussion of Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole on aviation security issues with European, Canadian and U.S. airport directors. It also notes that the Transportation Security...
- TSA Tests Less Invasive Full Body Scanners. // Air Safety Week;2/7/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p10
The article offers information on the use of Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) software by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration at selected airports in the U.S. The software is expected to increase passenger privacy by detecting potential threat items and pointing their location on a...
- OSI Systems [OSIS]: L-3 Communications [LLL]: Tek84 Readying to Introduce Integrated Body and Shoe Scanner. // TR2: Terror Response Technology Report;6/23/2010, Vol. 6 Issue 13, p4
The article focuses on the plan of the Tek84 Engineering Group to unveil an operational prototype of an advanced whole body imaging system in summer 2010. The imaging system will feature a small footprint than the system being used by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at...
- L-3 Communications [LLL]: OSI Systems' [OSIS]: ATR Capability for Body Imagers Still High on False Alarms, TSA's Kane Says. // TR2: Terror Response Technology Report;12/8/2010, Vol. 6 Issue 25, p2
The article reports on the unreliability of whole body imaging systems equipped with Automatic Threat Recognition (ATR) software. According to the head of security technology programs at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the systems are experiencing between 70 and 80 percent...