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Blog Posts for July 2009

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  • July 31, 2009 | 7 (# of comments)
    So what is the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) and why should you care? To be brief, the QHSR is a congressionally mandated review of the nation’s homeland security policies and priorities that will guide homeland security for the next...
  • July 29, 2009 | 122 (# of comments)
    Just as with my fireworks post , I'm about to state the obvious again. Hand grenades are not allowed on a plane. Obvious: Grenades (smoke, stun, sting, concussion, percussion, incendiary, etc) are not permitted on planes. Not So Obvious: Realistic...
  • July 24, 2009 | 99 (# of comments)
    We want you! That’s right, we want your input. I know, I know, there are thousands of comments within this blog overflowing with input you’ve given us, and I have already sent in my top 5 based on feedback I've read from the blog.What do we want?...
  • July 24, 2009 | 3 (# of comments)
    I joined Max Flight, Dan and Rob from Airplane Geeks for a podcast interview about the TSA Blog.Also, spread around the podcast like mustard on a fine bologna sandwich , you’ll find another interview, good music, and some aviation related news.By...
  • July 15, 2009 | 105 (# of comments)
    Read Transcript (txt, 1Kb)On August 15th, the second phase of Secure Flight will roll out. What does that mean?It just means that in addition to making sure the name on your government ID matches your reservation, domestic airlines will also start...
  • July 14, 2009 | 123 (# of comments)
    BAO is an acronym that has been appearing more and more in TSA related news stories and blog posts. So what does BAO stand for?a) Branch Artery Occlusionb) Best Atomic Orbitalc) Best Available Optiond) Bomb Appraisal OfficerWhile “c” is the best...
  • July 02, 2009 | 64 (# of comments)
    It’s almost the 4th of July! Certain things come to mind on the 4th. American flags, green lawns, BBQ, the smell of lighter fluid burning on charcoal, cold beverages, hot dogs, hamburgers, pies, and fireworks.Fireworks... symbolic of our fight for...
  • July 01, 2009 | 112 (# of comments)
    When one of our employees ends up in hot water for a serious crime, the first thing we hear is “Why didn’t you can that employee on the spot?” Well, I went to our lawyers and asked that very same question and they fired me! (Joking) They graciously...
  • July 01, 2009 | 55 (# of comments)
    First off, for those of you who aren’t familiar, Clear was one of the three Registered Traveler programs that allowed you to move to the front of the line after paying them a fee and providing some info for ID purposes. It was money that many road...
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