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Blog Posts for 2008

  • March 20, 2008 | 163 (# of comments)
    We were able to get our hands on a MacBook Air and run it through the X-ray in our lab. My suspicions were correct. The MacBook does look completely different than your typical laptop or DVD player. I can't get into specifics of course, but there...
  • March 18, 2008 | 115 (# of comments)
    The Diamond Lane Self Select Program is spreading like snow on the hills of the ski resorts of Salt Lake City and Denver where the program first originated. The program rolled out yesterday in Spokane, Washington and rolls out today in Boston and...
  • March 17, 2008 | 118 (# of comments)
    Click Here to watch how TSA does baggage screening (wmv, streaming).The Aviation and Transportation Security Act, which created TSA, mandated 100 percent electronic screening of checked baggage. To meet this mandate, TSA installed minivan-sized...
  • March 16, 2008 | 79 (# of comments)
    Blogger and pundit Annie Jacobsen published a piece titled, "Top TSA Officials in Cheating Scandal Also Ran Private Consulting Firm " on Saturday, March 15. This piece has been linked to from several blogs and other sites in the past day.Below is a...
  • March 14, 2008 | 101 (# of comments)
    So here we are in the year 2008, we have laptops as thin as a potato chip, cars that run on electricity or hydrogen and 400 channels of satellite TV beamed right to your living room…yet the best way we have to detect explosives in many environments...
  • March 11, 2008 | 153 (# of comments)
    Photo Courtesy Apple.comSo I was looking through my Google Alerts yesterday morning and something caught my eye. From a cursory glance of the day's blog entries, it looked as if the TSA was denying travel to Apple owners. I've never taken part in...
  • March 04, 2008 | 247 (# of comments)
    Bloggers Note: Keith Kauffman heads up TSA’s Office of Intelligence. He is a 20-plus year veteran of the National Security Agency (NSA) and is a well-established and respected member of the Intelligence Community. He joined TSA in May 2007. Click...
  • March 04, 2008 | 128 (# of comments)
    A number of readers have raised questions about TSA's legal authority to make a referral to other law enforcement entities when evidence of a crime unrelated to aviation security is discovered during the screening process. This post explains that...
  • February 29, 2008 | 197 (# of comments)
    Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Usually it’s just nerves or a good dose of electromagnetic energy, but if you’re traveling through a TSA checkpoint, chances are there are several sets of eyes on you. What are they looking at? Is your...
  • February 29, 2008 | 226 (# of comments)
    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 2 and Part 1 ).

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