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Blog Posts for 2008

  • June 16, 2008 | 187 (# of comments)
    Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) became the latest airport to unveil Checkpoint Evolution today. They introduced passengers to the new uniform , training , and new signage all geared towards making the checkpoint a much more relaxing environment...
  • June 13, 2008 | 64 (# of comments)
    While this story is not directly related to the TSA, it shows that a bomb can be hidden anywhere by those with fowl intent (pun intended). We thought we'd have a little fun, we hope you enjoy it:We’re not sure why the chicken crossed the road, but...
  • June 11, 2008 | 163 (# of comments)
    Last week we announced on our Web site a plan to begin REQUIRING ID from travelers on June 21st. This plan includes enabling our officers to refuse entry into the area beyond the security checkpoint to anyone who does not cooperate with us to...
  • June 05, 2008 | 93 (# of comments)
    Just like scientists strap cameras to wildebeests in the Serengeti, we have strapped a camera to a passenger. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to see exactly what a passenger sees as they walk through their brand new checkpoint at BWI. Watch...
  • June 03, 2008 | 57 (# of comments)
    Blogger’s Note:We thought you’d be interested in hearing directly from an officer first hand how some of the new technologies we’re putting in airports is affecting the job and in turn passengers’ experiences.Below is the first installment of these...
  • May 30, 2008 | 50 (# of comments)
    Black/Blue/Green, First Class, Premier, Red Carpet-it seems like there are 18 different types of lines leading to a TSA checkpoint and only one for the "regular" traveler. What's the deal?Well, there's the history and then there's where we're going....
  • May 27, 2008 | 199 (# of comments)
    As TSA continues to deploy new technology, some people continue to be confused about whole body imagers. Millimeter wave, backscatter, privacy filters… it all adds up to a confused traveling public.Since one of our readers asked about the difference...
  • May 23, 2008 | 84 (# of comments)
    It’s funny, I’ve been with TSA for three years now and each and every previous major travel season, whether it’s Summer, Thanksgiving or whatever, the news media has forecasted a pending meltdown of the security system. As Mark Twain said, “Reports...
  • May 19, 2008 | 113 (# of comments)
    Over the weekend, Fox News published a story about the UK liquids plot. Here’s an excerpt:“Far-fetched as it sounds, bombs made from hydrogen peroxide and the breakfast powder drink Tang could have taken down seven planes bound for the U.S. and...
  • May 16, 2008 | 58 (# of comments)
    While American Idol fans debate the merits of the two Davids, across the pond, a terror trial has captured the attention of most of England and in fact the continent.Eight alleged terrorists are on trial for planning to blow up seven airliners, five...

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