North Carolina: TSA opens new security checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Officials with Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today previewed the new security checkpoint in the airport terminal. Checkpoint 1, which is located at the west end of the new terminal lobby, will feature eight Read More …

Enhanced detonators detection in X-ray baggage inspection by image manipulation and deep convolutional neural networks

The detection of dangerous objects in X-ray images of baggage has become important, particularly due to rising crime rates. The performance of screening devices is strongly influenced by the target visibility, image display technology, and the security officers’ knowledge. However, Read More …

California: Massive X-Ray Machines to Screen Vehicles at SoFi Stadium in Preparation for the Super Bowl

Hundreds of trucks will be going into Sofi Stadium over the next several days and they have to be checked out for anything dangerous that might be inside them. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they have the unique skills Read More …

Australia: Fake improvised explosive devices slip through regional airport security

Serious security deficiencies have been uncovered at Townsville Airport, with fake bombs passing through screening undetected. In April this year aviation inspectors, with Home Affairs, conducted what is known as red teaming tests. Two fake improvised explosive devices passed through Read More …

U.S. asks foreign airports to strengthen passenger electronics screening

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants foreign airports to tighten screening of U.S.-bound passengers’ carry-on electronics and adopt U.S. domestic security procedures instituted last year, according to officials and a memo to foreign airports. Amid growing concerns about the possibility Read More …