TSA To Overhaul Screening Methods After Bomb Attack

Scrambling to plug holes in cargo security revealed by the mail bomb plot in Yemen, the Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday it was planning an overhaul of its passenger and cargo screening methods.

Top DHS officials met all through the weekend to decide what long-term steps to take to shore up the cargo vulnerability and identify remaining gaps in security.

TSA director John Pistole, in a speech in Germany, said he would like to see more advanced screening technology, better information sharing, more flexible search procedures that might change based on a particular threat, and less emphasis on “cookie cutter” approaches like the system-wide ban on more than 3 ounce liquid containers in carry-on luggage.

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