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Blog Posts for 2010

  • December 31, 2010 | 95 (# of comments)
    In the last week or so, several media outlets have referenced a “recent” report which cites a 70 percent failure rate for TSA to detect guns and knives passing through airport checkpoints. Some stories acknowledge the outdated covert testing report...
  • December 23, 2010 | 79 (# of comments)
    Thanksgiving was only a few weeks ago, but If you’re getting ready to travel for the holidays, you’re probably coming here looking for some tips. So this post is basically the Thanksgiving travel post minus all the corny pilgrim and turkey jokes. If...
  • December 21, 2010 | 34 (# of comments)
    TSA's Special Counselor, Kimberly Walton guest blogged today for Disability.gov. Here is an excerpt from her post: As our Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) continues to roll out across the country, more and more people with disabilities have...
  • December 09, 2010 | 68 (# of comments)
    On December 1, we responded to a story that had been and is still making its way onto a number of blogs and e-mail chains about the TSA screening of a military charter arriving at Indianapolis International Airport from Afghanistan. The unattributed...
  • December 09, 2010 | 123 (# of comments)
    As soon as the media started reporting that Opt-Out day was a bust (see 40 + articles here), reports started coming in from blogs stating that TSA had intentionally shut down the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines. This claim is utterly and...
  • December 07, 2010 | 99 (# of comments)
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uses X-ray technology on people and baggage daily in an effort to find items that could cause catastrophic damage to an aircraft. Some are asking how safe this technology is how and how we maintain it...
  • December 07, 2010 | 222 (# of comments)
    Updated on 12/9/2010 at 8:25 P.M. to add that proper procedures were followed.Nearly a year ago, a passenger going through airport screening on two separate occasions requested that her breast milk be visually inspected and not screened by the X-ray...
  • December 03, 2010 | 109 (# of comments)
    A couple of articles have been making the rounds lately. While to me they are obviously satire, some are taking them hook line and sinker. A quote from one of my favorite Tom & Jerry episodes comes to mind: “Don’t you believe it.”This story...
  • December 01, 2010 | 167 (# of comments)
    A story has been making its way onto a number of blogs about the TSA screening of a military charter arriving at Indianapolis International Airport from Afghanistan. The unattributed story claims TSA confiscated multi-tools and nail clippers, while...
  • November 27, 2010 | 90 (# of comments)
    The TSA Blog has been receiving quite a bit of attention this past month and I wanted to clarify a few things that have been popping up. It’s being falsely reported that I froze comments on the TSA Blog.The TSA is censoring all comments on their...

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