Articles tagged “dhs”

Passenger Deadline Extended for New Driver’s License Requirements on U.S. Domestic Flights

Passenger Deadline Extended for New Driver’s License Requirements on U.S. Domestic Flights

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

The heat is off. Passengers flying on U.S. domestic flights will have until 2020 to make sure they have hack-proof driver's licenses to show as identification at airport security lanes.

1 year ago

Facial Scans for U.S. Citizens on International Flights Stir Controversy

Facial Scans for U.S. Citizens on International Flights Stir Controversy

Frank Bajak and David Koenig, Associated Press

Such a requirement for international flights isn't in place yet but privacy advocates are already questioning the move to mandate facial scans. There is always a tradeoff between security and privacy. Where should we draw the line?

2 years ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Could Be Expanded to All International Flights

U.S. Laptop Ban Could Be Expanded to All International Flights

Ben Brody , Bloomberg

The Department of Homeland Security can't get its message straight as it has issued contradictory statements over the last week on whether an expanded laptop ban is imminent. The uncertainty isn't helping businesses mulling how to deal with the situation.

2 years ago

President-Elect Trump Picks a Retired Marine to Manage U.S. Borders and the TSA

President-Elect Trump Picks a Retired Marine to Manage U.S. Borders and the TSA

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Prospective nominee Major Gen. John Kelly as Department of Homeland Security secretary certainly has experience in border protection and could play a key role if President-Elect Trump cracks down on immigration, illegal and legal. Kelly's views on airport security and the TSA have yet to be articulated but privatization efforts would not be surprising.

2 years ago

The White House’s Dream for Better U.S. Airports for International Arrivals

The White House’s Dream for Better U.S. Airports for International Arrivals

Dan Peltier, Skift

This is a good start to making the international arrivals process fast and painless for international travelers but how welcoming CBP officers and airport staff are will also be key to positive first impressions.

4 years ago

Business Travel Group Warns of Financial Hit if TSA Funding Cut

Business Travel Group Warns of Financial Hit if TSA Funding Cut

Dan Peltier, Skift

Airport security lines may be a little slower if the DHS funding bill doesn't pass, but travelers shouldn't expect major, noticeable differences at airports.

4 years ago

Homeland Security Alerts Airlines of Potential Security Threats on Overseas Flights to U.S.

Homeland Security Alerts Airlines of Potential Security Threats on Overseas Flights to U.S.

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press

When pressed, Homeland Security downplayed the threat saying it was routine to keep airlines informed of all relevant intel.

5 years ago

Senate Confirms New Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson

Senate Confirms New Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson

Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press

Jeh Johnson could turn out to be great Homeland Security secretary, but he appears to be a political appointee lacking any depth of experience in security issues.

5 years ago

Canadian travelers may have to pay to enter U.S., if budget proposal goes through

Canadian travelers may have to pay to enter U.S., if budget proposal goes through

Joe Lotemplio, Plattsburgh Press-Republican

U.S.- Canada daily traffic could be affected in a big way if this is the law. and now that it is out in public instead of being buried in a thick budget proposal, it wil get the proper debate it requires.

6 years ago

DHS postpones federal Real ID Act to give U.S. states a chance to tighten identification rules

Tom Sharpe, The Santa Fe New Mexican

The Real ID Act is geared toward tightening up airline security, but implementation by states has been very sluggish.

6 years ago

No-fly list strands Mississippi resident in Hawaii, and then he’s delisted

The Associated Press

Sometimes the no-fly list can seem arbitrary. Why was Wade Hicks Jr. on it, only to find out he was cleared to fly a few days later?

7 years ago