The TSA 'Quiet Skies' Program has federal air marshals follow and observe certain travelers if their foreign travel histories and other factors raise red flags.

Undercover Air Marshal Explains Quiet Skies to NBC News (Multi-Video)

On Wednesday night, exclusively on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, NBC News correspondent Tom Costello spoke with an undercover Federal Air Marshal who works on the Quiet Skies program. Asked what...
Learn More about how DHS S&T is working to develop advanced new screening technologies and tools that can find explosives in baggage & more, to improve threat detection capabilities of current X-ray technologies for checked & carry on baggage systems.

DHS S&T to Improve X-Ray Detection with $3.5M in Awards (Multi-Video)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), a  Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has awarded a total of nearly $3.5 million in funding...
The innovative new Ohio driver license complies with Real ID* and can be used as identification at all U.S. airports and federal facilities.

Veridos Highly-Secure, Driver Licenses & ID Cards to Ohio, Real ID Compliant

While driver’s licenses originated as a means to promote and advance public safety and security, they have since taken on a more complicated role. Today’s driver’s licenses represent more than just the...

Facts About the “Quiet Skies” Aviation Security Program (Learn More, Video)

By Bob Burns, TSA Social Media You’ve likely heard or read about the “Quiet Skies” program recently. Media reports have inaccurately described it as a program through which Federal Air Marshals surveil random travelers...
Canines are trained in environments that simulate where they will work. Here a handler trains a canine on a baggage belt. (Courtesy of the CBP)

Southwest Provides K9 Teams with Mission-Essential Training Aids

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new formal partnership arrangement with Southwest Airlines Co. as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. Under this partnership arrangement, Southwest Airlines will provide CBP...
Combat avionics experts at Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. Navy with 120 head-up helmet-mounted displays for high-performance jet fighter-bombers. (Courtesy of Rockwell Collins)

Rockwell Collins-ESA NVCD Helmets to US Navy (Learn More, Multi-Video)

By John Keller, Military & Aeronautics Electronics Combat avionics experts at Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. Navy with 120 head-up helmet-mounted displays for high-performance jet fighter-bombers under terms of...

MD Nat’l Guard Special Ops Triumph in Int’l Airborne Competition (Video)

Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition. The purpose of the competition is to promote the camaraderie and Esprit de Corps of the Airborne Soldier...
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Stolen Plane in Seattle Crash Prompts Airport Security Concerns (Videos)

By Nichole Chavez, CNN A heist and deadly crash of a passenger plane in the Seattle area has left the family of the airport employee who stole the plane devastated and the...
Homegrown terrorism and mass shootings have sadly become everyday news in the US. As a result, the demand for explosives detection dogs as a deterrent against such crimes is on the increase with one major problem: there are not enough dogs to meet the growing need. The AKC Detection Dog Task Force is working to help with this national security issue. (Courtesy of the AKC)

Calling All K9 Teams: US Dog Detect-ion Conf (Learn More, Multi-Video)

The American Kennel Club will host the 2018 AKC US Dog Detection Conference Tuesday, August 28th – Thursday, August 30th, 2018 in Durham, NC to explore solutions to the shortage of domestic dogs for explosives detection...
Homeland security & public safety professionals have expressed concerns of a potential catastrophic UAS event with the possibility of mass casualties, wide-ranging hazmat contamination, and threats to critical infrastructure, nuclear power plants, chemical plants, utilities and airports, among others.

Fire Technology, Drones & the Need for Counter-Technology (Multi-Video)

Guest Editorial by Charles Werner, Public Safety Advisor & Chair, National Council on Public Safety UAS (NCPSU) Over the past year, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—aka drones—have demonstrated their value to public safety organizations worldwide...