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Blog Posts for August 2008

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  • August 28, 2008
    Blogging has been light this week, with some on the team out for end-of-summer vacations and Bob's out taking care of his new baby.So this week, as one political convention comes to a close and another is about to start, we wanted to highlight a...
  • August 20, 2008
    There have been some questions on our blog and elsewhere about the Chicago aircraft inspections.Also, I've noticed some confusion out there, so please note that this involved a Transportation Security Inspector, (TSI) not a Transportation Security...
  • August 20, 2008
    Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on TSA’s covert testing program. We’ve written about the report and posted it on our website. Some media and blogs have covered the report and created some misperceptions along...
  • August 15, 2008
    James Brown once sang Papa's Got a Brand New Bag . Well, it may be a different kind of bag than what the Godfather was singing about, but now everybody can feel better than James Brown and keep their laptop in their “checkpoint friendly” bag as long...
  • August 13, 2008
    “Lack of ID put fliers on TSA list.”   This USA Today story perpetuates exactly the type of misperceptions that damage the credibility of a system designed to protect the traveling public in a post 9/11 world. The paper was careful not to be...
  • August 11, 2008
    This post is from TSA's Chief Counsel Francine Kerner . It was originally intended to be a response in the comments section to answer some ID questions, but we thought it deserved its own post. Thanks to Francine for taking the time to provide this...
  • August 06, 2008
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the loss of a Clear®- owned laptop computer on July 26 that contained unencrypted data of approximately 33,000 customers. TSA has verified that a...
  • August 04, 2008
    Here are the top ten questions we received from our recent request. We tallied the number of times we received each question or a similar version of it and noted the total for each question below. Thanks to the Office of Chief Counsel, Privacy...
  • August 01, 2008
    As of today, passenger/airport communications will be turned on its head. We’ve read your comments on the blog regarding checkpoints not having comment cards. We’ve cringed when we read that you were asked for an ID in order to receive a comment...
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