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Blog Posts for 2008

  • December 31, 2008 | 124 (# of comments)
    As 2008 closes, so does the first year of the blog. We’ve published 121 posts (not counting this one) and have had over half a million visits to our blog along with over 16,000 comments. (The hits just keep on coming)It’s been great to read comments...
  • December 22, 2008 | 143 (# of comments)
    TSA and aviation security was featured in a 60 Minutes segment with Lesley Stahl last night. Transportation Security Officers LaDonta Edwards (BWI airport) and Gary Wilkes (DCA airport) were interviewed along with TSA Administrator Kip Hawley.We...
  • December 19, 2008 | 54 (# of comments)
    Next month I will celebrate my 7th anniversary with TSA and the one constant over these past years has been the added elements of responsibility. What started as concentration on aviation security after the attacks of 9/11 has evolved into a web of...
  • December 16, 2008 | 175 (# of comments)
    So, what exactly is artful concealment? Prior to working for TSA, I had never heard the term before. I used the term in a blog post a couple of months ago and based on the responses I got, many of our readers didn't seem to be too familiar with the...
  • December 09, 2008 | 95 (# of comments)
    Most Americans know that all checked luggage is required to go through screening before it goes onto the plane, but what happens behind the scenes? One of two types of screening systems are being used at airports across the country. “Stand-alone”...
  • December 03, 2008 | 94 (# of comments)
    My name is Christine, and I've worked for TSA for about 3 years now working on the Web team at Headquarters. I spend most of my time doing technical stuff, but I also dabble in some writing. I'm an avid traveler (it's a passion of mine) and I've had...
  • November 28, 2008 | 23 (# of comments)
    The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is usually a very busy day at the nation’s airports, and traditionally, the second busiest travel day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. As we noted in an earlier post, the Air Transport Association forecasted a...
  • November 26, 2008 | 57 (# of comments)
     I just spent five hours working alongside Transportation Security Officers at Baltimore Washington International's Southwest Terminal A to help out with the traditional Wednesday-before-Thanksgiving-rush. Thing is, no rush ever occurred. Sure,...
  • November 26, 2008 | 48 (# of comments)
    I spoke with the TSA Contact center today to see what the number one travel question was so far this holiday season. Drum roll please…Can I take my pie with me on the plane?The answer is yes! Just send it through the X-ray and you’ll be one step...
  • November 25, 2008 | 30 (# of comments)
    On November 17, several bloggers gathered together at TSA Headquarters for a roundtable chat with DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and TSA Administrator Kip Hawley.The following bloggers accepted the invitation and participated in the roundtable:Rich...

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