Models exist for tightening air cargo screening, specialists say – NextGov

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Israeli government both have model procedures for securing freight with technology that the Homeland Security Department could emulate to tighten cargo screening aboard U.S.-bound flights, according to several transportation security experts.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday announced new security measures for planes carrying cargo to prevent terrorists from concealing explosives in shipments, such as those originating in Yemen that were defused by officials on Oct. 29.