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Blog Posts for 2008

  • February 28, 2008
    Some of you may have seen a piece on ABC's World News Tonight last night about foreign student pilots training in the U.S. and alleged holes in the system that allow these individuals to take flying lessons without being checked. The memory of 9/...
  • February 27, 2008
    In the spirit of transparency, we proudly introduce the (drum roll please...) Delete-O-Meter.This new, permanent feature of the TSA blog will update on a monthly basis the number of posts we have deleted during moderation While we’re on the subject...
  • February 25, 2008
    Hi! I’ve just come back from Burbank where the TSA has been piloting a few suggestions posted by bloggers such as you.We’ve tested the "Zip Lane" ("If all your carry-ons fit under the seat in front of you, Zip On Through!"). And you know what? It...
  • February 23, 2008
    Saturday morning, a Transportation Security Officer working the x-ray machine saw two razor blades in what appeared to be a book in someone's carry-on bag. During the bag check, the razor blades were found inside the pages of a Bible, and bag...
  • February 21, 2008
    Since there are no lawyers on the blog team, they asked me to weigh in on some comments that have come into the blog on legal and constitutional issues. I'm the Chief Counsel at TSA, Francine Kerner, and I hope I can provide some useful information...
  • February 20, 2008
    Earl Morris, who heads up TSA's airport security operations in Salt Lake City, sent in this update to my original post:"It's been about a week since we launched our "Black Diamond" pilot to improve security and efficiency at the checkpoint, and...
  • February 16, 2008
    You may have read or heard about a new pilot program in Salt Lake City this weekend that enables passengers to go through security at their own pace.Here's the information from the TSA website:TSA Enables Passengers to Go at Their Own Pace in Salt...
  • February 15, 2008
    As we know and you have reported on this very blog, theft in our nations' airports is a big problem. It's an issue that has plagued the industry for decades, but now, as the relatively new kid on the block and the agency charged with opening more...
  • February 13, 2008
    Many people at TSA are checking out our blog, from security officers on the front line to management here at TSA’s headquarters. Today, we received a post from Mo McGowan , who heads up aviation security operations at TSA:Since there have been...
  • February 11, 2008
    We've received many comments and questions from people who have had hip replacements and other metal implanted in their bodies for medical reasons. Many want to be able to present a letter from their doctor, some type of medical card, or even an x-...

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