6-Apr-2010 10:44 AM

Secretary Napolitano announces new measures to strengthen aviation security

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Janet Napolitano, announced (02-Apr-2010) the TSA will commence implementing new enhanced security measures for all air carriers with international services to the United States to strengthen the safety and security of all passengers—superseding the emergency measures put in place immediately following the attempted terrorist attack on 25-Dec-2009. New and enhanced security and random screening measures throughout the passenger check-in and boarding process include the use of explosives trace detection, advanced imaging technology, canine teams, or pat downs, among other security measures. [more]

Department of Homeland Security:These new measures utilize real-time, threat-based intelligence along with multiple, random layers of security, both seen and unseen, to more effectively mitigate evolving terrorist threats. The terrorist threat to global aviation is a shared challenge and ensuring aviation security is a shared responsibility. I commend our many partners around the world who have taken steps to increase their own security measures through deployment of new technology, enhanced information sharing and stronger standards to keep air travel safe.” Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Source: DHS, 02-Apr-2010.

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