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Blog Posts for 2010

  • August 17, 2010 | 165 (# of comments)
    I've seen a lot of confusion out there on what types of razors are OK to take with you in your carry-on baggage. This post is just a quick and basic attempt to clear up any confusion. Let me just start by saying that electric razors are OK, but...
  • August 13, 2010 | 124 (# of comments)
    After reading many of the great questions that have come in to "Talk to TSA" I think the best one to start off with is a commonly asked one: are liquids still a threat? The short answer is yes. I can appreciate how someone might wonder why their...
  • August 06, 2010 | 204 (# of comments)
    An article from cnet has been making the rounds today about the US Marshal Service (NOT Federal Air Marshal Service) storing Advanced Imaging Technology images at a Florida courthouse checkpoint (Not a TSA checkpoint). This has led many to ask if...
  • August 04, 2010 | 63 (# of comments)
    From time to time, things show up at airports that cause us to scratch our heads, especially almost nine years after 9/11.On average, our officers find about two guns a day at checkpoints. Yesterday must not have been an average day, because 10 guns...
  • July 26, 2010 | 76 (# of comments)
    Whether you fly twice a month or a few times a year, if you get injured on vacation, lose your ID, or pick up a special souvenir on a trip, you might need information to help you get through the security checkpoint. We know that sometimes those...
  • July 21, 2010 | 50 (# of comments)
    As part of a blog series at DoD Live, I have written my second post titled: Some Things Just Shouldn’t Be Taken on a Plane. Especially Grenades. The image you see below shows items from just one year at one airport. Read more about it over at DoD...
  • July 16, 2010 | 263 (# of comments)
    What better way to start my first blog post than to let you know I am very interested in what the public has to say. My top priorities include improving TSA's counterterrorism focus through intelligence and cutting edge technology, supporting the...
  • July 13, 2010 | 36 (# of comments)
    I've agreed to write a series of blog posts aimed at members of our armed forces over at DoD Live. Now that I think of it, maybe “aim” wasn’t the best choice of words when talking about soldiers. I’m a vet, so maybe they’ll cut me some slack.Anyways...
  • July 07, 2010 | 38 (# of comments)
    Our IT department recently sent out an internal memo about TSA's efforts to improve our information security and prevent violations to TSA's acceptable use policy for personal use of government computers. The memo made its way to members of the...
  • July 02, 2010 | 19 (# of comments)
    It's time again for the annual reminder about how fireworks and air travel are a bad combo.So, in case you were planning on packing a bag of cherry bombs, fireworks on a plane are a no-no in your carry-on and checked luggage. And yes, people still...

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