FCW Insider

Blog archive

Secure Flight and privacy

The WSJ reports this morning that the Transportation Security Agency's Secure Flight program will not troll through public databases.

The government is shelving plans to collect information on air travelers from commercial databases as part of its effort to identify potential terrorists on passenger lists.

The decision comes as a group of privacy experts is preparing a report highly critical of the Secure Flight program, the Transportation Security Administration's much-delayed effort to take over passenger screening from the airlines.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Sep 22, 2005 at 12:14 PM


Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.