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Blog Posts for 2009

  • December 26, 2009
    I understand there are a lot of questions regarding the incident yesterday that occurred on a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.Due to an ongoing investigation, there is little I can say here on the blog, but you can go to TSA.gov to read...
  • December 24, 2009
    T'was the night before travel and all through the suitcase,Not an item was stirring not even the toothpaste. The stockings were packed in the bag with great care,With hopes that they soon would be in the air. The tickets were nestled all snug in a...
  • December 09, 2009
    I published a blog post yesterday on the outdated, unclassified version of a Standard Operating Procedures document that was posted by the agency. It was improperly posted to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site wherein redacted information...
  • December 07, 2009
    TSA has learned that an outdated version of our Standard Operating Procedures document had been improperly posted to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site. TSA took swift action to remove the document when this was discovered.The version of...
  • December 01, 2009
    Each Thanksgiving travel season, there are stories that range from slightly odd to truly bizarre. This year was no exception.On November 25th, a female called the Miami-Dade Police with information about a bomb aboard an American Airlines flight...
  • November 20, 2009
    Can you believe it? It’s that time of year again where turkeys head for the hills and people head for the airports. It’s the busiest travel time of the year and a time when people who rarely fly, or have never flown, take to the skies, so we wanted...
  • November 16, 2009
    It’s been a while since we talked about IDs and what happens if you lose or forget your ID on the way to the airport. With the busiest travel time of the year quickly approaching, I thought it would be wise to do a quick refresher on the subject.So...
  • November 10, 2009
    "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." - Winston ChurchillVeterans Day is a time to remind our nation to reflect on all of the people who served and sacrificed as...
  • November 10, 2009
    Over the weekend, an article ran stating that TSA Officers in Boston had stopped medical supplies from traveling in checked baggage to Cape Verde. The article states the items confiscated included Tylenol, vitamin C, mosquito repellents, hand...
  • November 06, 2009
    This article has been receiving quite a bit of attention and it’s leading people to believe the Backscatter Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) used by TSA emits terahertz radiation. Recent studies are showing that terahertz radiation may “unzip...

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