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Blog Posts for 2010

  • November 11, 2010
    Update 12-2-10 9:15 A.M.When TSA received the CCTV footage from FLL, the timestamps were not included. TSA has worked with the airport (who owns the video cameras) and the manufacturer to get time stamped footage. We now have the footage and would...
  • November 11, 2010
    As we’ve discussed before, TSA’s screening procedures change regularly based on the latest intelligence. Pat-downs have long been one of the many security measures TSA and virtually every other nation has used in its risk-based approach to help...
  • November 09, 2010
    The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTPC) published a post on their White House Blog today offering a detailed description on Advanced Imaging Technology from the Food & Drug Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.The...
  • November 08, 2010
    MacBook Airs are back in the news with the recent release of the next generation models. People are asking if they need to come out of bags prior to X-ray screening since they’re smaller. As much as people might like me to spark off a Mac vs. PC war...
  • October 26, 2010
    November 1st is right around the corner and with that date comes cooler weather, fall foliage and the seemingly never ending battle between rake and leaf. It also marks the end of the year-long grace period for airlines to clear their systems of old...
  • October 22, 2010
    TSA’s job is to help keep the skies safe. Members of flight crews in or out of uniform whether dead-heading, commuting, or working are not exempt from security. It has always been this way. If procedures call for them to go through TSA checkpoint...
  • October 18, 2010
    You may have heard about the MagViz recently. If not, you're probably asking “MagWhat???” Is it the latest infomercial gadget that slices and dices? Will it hook to your trailer hitch? Does it not only weigh the fish, but scale it too? Not quite,...
  • October 08, 2010
    Today, the international community took a significant step forward on aviation security - the adoption of an international declaration to enhance global aviation security. TSA does not conduct screening overseas; however, the U.S. works with over...
  • October 06, 2010
    Hair. Some want it curly and some want it straight. Some even prefer no hair (this post won’t apply to them). In my case, I would like more hair, but such is life.Back to the matter at hand - curling and straightening irons are common travel items...
  • September 22, 2010
    You may have heard about Lady Gaga recently being permitted to take handcuffs through a checkpoint at LAX. Some assumed handcuffs were prohibited, and were very surprised to find out they’re not. Why not, you might ask? They’re not a threat. You can...

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