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Columbus, OH—Battelle will provide test and evaluation services to the TSA under a five-year, multiple award contract with a $350 million ceiling.As part of the contract Battelle will bid on task orders to provide test and evaluation services to the TSA on security equipment in government testing facilities and when it is installed at airports around the country. Battelle has supported the test and evaluation of security equipment used to protect the national transportation infrastructure since 1997.
“We’re gratified the TSA has selected us to continue this important work supporting their mission of protecting the American traveling public,” said Neal Owens, Vice President and Manager of Battelle’s Energetic Systems and Security Technology group.
TSA chief John Pistole to put priority on rail, subways]ARLINGTON, Va. — Protecting riders on mass-transit systems from terrorist attacks will be as high a priority as ensuring safe air travel, the new head of the Transportation Security Administration promises.In his first interview since taking over the TSA, former FBI deputy director John Pistole told USA TODAY
Following the publication of my article titled “Gate Rape of America,” I was contacted by a source within the DHS who is troubled by the terminology and content of an internal memo reportedly issued yesterday at the hand of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Indeed, both the terminology and content contained in the document are troubling. The dissemination of the document itself is restricted by virtue of its classification, which prohibits any manner of public release. While the document cannot be posted or published, the more salient points are revealed here.
Obama not only endorses the enhanced security screening, but the measures outlined in this directive to be taken in response to public objections
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Threatened protests over airport screening procedures largely failed to materialize on Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year, with the Transportation Security Administration reporting no spike in fliers “opting out” of screens by its new Advanced Imaging Technology units.
“Things are going smoothly across the country and we’re not seeing an unusual number of people opting out,” said Nick Kimball, a spokesman for the TSA.
Next step for tight security could be trains, boats, metro
The next step in tightened security could be on U.S. public transportation, trains and boats.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists will continue to look for U.S. vulnerabilities, making tighter security standards necessary.
Editor's note: This story and its headline have been clarified to show that the Department of Homeland Security has not indicated it plans to use body scanners to tighten security at transportation sites beyond airports.
TSA chief John Pistole to put priority on rail, subways