Family of teen stowaway who died after falling from airliner’s wheel well hires personal injury lawyer
The family of Delvonte Tisdale, the 16-year-old boy who appears to have fallen to his death while stowing away inside the landing gear of a U.S. Airways airliner flying from Charlotte, NC, to Boston, MA, last November, has retained a Florida-based personal injury attorney, Christopher Chestnut, who has suggested that lax airport security contributed to the teenager’s death.
When the average layman in the United States thinks about a government agency eavesdropping on the telephone conversations or personal e-mail traffic of private citizens, the questions that are likely to spring to his mind might include: “Are they snooping on my conversations?” or “Do they have a court-ordered search warrant?” or “Why should I worry if I’m not doing anything illegal?”
RedSeal Systems, Inc., a provider of security posture management solutions, announced on Jan. 10 that it has entered into a partnership with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment firm that identifies and partners with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the U.S.
This strategic investment and development agreement will enable RedSeal’s continuous monitoring solutions for network security to be used in supporting the U.S. intelligence community.
An off-duty Federal Protective Service (FPS) inspector lived up to his agency’s name over the holidays by saving a Maryland man trapped in a wrecked burning vehicle.
On its Web blog Jan. 5, the Department of Homeland Security said FPS Inspector Charles Thompson saved the unconscious man Dec. 30, after discovering the wreck on Route 228 in Southern Maryland.
FPS is a federal law enforcement agency overseen by DHS that provides integrated security and law enforcement services to federally owned and leased buildings, facilities, properties and other assets.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has decided to award a sole source contract to the Houston Chronicle newspaper to run advertisements publicizing CBP’s seizure in the Houston area of vehicles carrying controlled substances, currency or property worth more than $5,000.
You’d expect a sensor that can find someone carrying a bomb in a briefcase among a throng of moving people with only a thin trail of molecular particles to guide it would be a bundle of blinking lights, hanging wires and digital readouts, not an animal walking on four legs, panting and wagging its tail.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is planning to award a sole source contract to Jackson Memorial Hospital, of Miami, FL, so its physicians and medical personnel can provide medical care to incarcerated travelers who have been picked up by CBP officers at Miami International Airport or Miami’s seaport and are suspected of concealing heroin, cocaine, marijuana or, on rare occasions, money inside their bodies.
TSA has announced that will extend by four months a commercial contract currently held by Covenant Aviation Security, to continue to provide airport screeners at Joe Foss Sioux Falls Regional Airport in South Dakota, until TSA can complete its evaluation of competitive screening companies and award a new contract which will take effect on April Fool’s Day in 2011.