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Blog Posts for 2008

  • May 12, 2008
    I caught this article in the New York Times Sunday magazine over the weekend. Personally, I think the author (who didn’t talk to TSA for this piece) is confusing millimeter wave and backscatter, but that's not what caught my attention. His take on...
  • May 09, 2008
    Here are the much requested, much anticipated, full body images of millimeter wave - both front and back, male and female just like so many of you asked for.These were provided to TSA by the manufacturer of the technology, L-3. We asked L-3 to blur...
  • May 07, 2008
    For some time, there's been debate on whether TSA should implement 100 percent screening of airport employees every time they enter the secure area of an airport. We screen passengers every time they get on a plane, so some say we should screen...
  • May 05, 2008
    As every passenger and visitor to this blog probably knows, hundreds of thousands of items are identified each year by our security officers that are prohibited from being carried onto an aircraft. Of course, occasionally, items get through, but...
  • May 02, 2008
    Although more than 70 percent of air traffic routes are covered by the 3-1-1 liquids rule, differences in airport layouts and customs procedures have left some travelers with duty-free purchases like liquor and perfume they can’t take through an...
  • May 02, 2008
    Several bloggers have commented on our blog over the past few days on an incident that involved an officer showing up for work with an unloaded gun. We’ve read these comments and worked hard to get as much information as possible. After turning...
  • May 01, 2008
    Have more TSA experiences that you want to share? This is the blog post to share your TSA experiences -- both the good or the bad. (Click here to see Part 3 , Part 2 and Part 1 ).Please note that Blogger.com limits posts to 200 comments. To see...
  • April 28, 2008
    In February, Secretary Chertoff told an editorial board that he had directed TSA to do a sixty-day, no-holds-barred review of what we do at the passenger checkpoint to see if we can weed out things that used to be needed but perhaps today could be...
  • April 25, 2008
    TSA announced in March we were going to be training and deploying TSA employee-led canine teams. Since then, we’ve had two classes graduate at Lackland Air Force base. That’s 18 K-9s!The deployment of additional explosives detection canine teams...
  • April 24, 2008
    We've received many questions on the safety and privacy of the Millimeter Wave Whole Body Imager. As you can see from the chart above, the Millimeter Wave emits a smaller dose than simply walking outside on a sunny day.I’ll quote a few noteworthy...

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