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Blog Posts for 2010

  • May 11, 2010
    A recent article is leading some to ask whether TSA has lifted the 3-1-1 policy on liquids, aerosols and gels. Not so. While we continue to aggressively work to find a way to relax the 3-1-1 requirements, we know liquid explosives still pose a...
  • May 07, 2010
    This week there was an incident involving workplace violence at Miami International Airport. We take this type of incident very seriously. TSA has zero tolerance for violence in the workplace and we’re moving swiftly to take appropriate action with...
  • April 30, 2010
    Why did TSA decide to use backscatter instead of millimeter wave advanced imaging technology (AIT)?This is a question we’ve been getting a lot lately. The truth is we didn’t choose one over the other. We’re currently using both backscatter and...
  • April 25, 2010
    The TSA blog is now located at https://www.tsa.gov/blog/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here.For feed subscribers, please update your feed subscriptions to https://www.tsa.gov/blog.xml.***Update 4/26/2010 11:30...
  • April 22, 2010
    People have been traveling with airbags lately. No, not their co-workers or annoying neighbors, but actual automobile airbags... You’re probably asking the same thing I asked. Why? Well...I have learned that airbags are extremely expensive to...
  • April 20, 2010
    Since 2009, officers operating advanced imaging technology (AKA “body scanners”) have found all sorts of things on passengers. Some of these items have been smaller items such as a three inch pocket knife hidden on someone’s back, little packets of...
  • April 19, 2010
    The Washington Times recently ran an article with the headline: TSA to download your iTunes? The article says:“Federal security workers are now free to snoop through more than just your undergarments and luggage at the airport. Thanks to a recent...
  • April 08, 2010
    The Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) made the news because of the recent incident on Flight 663. FAMs are highly trained to be aware of their surroundings and react in a moment’s notice, as we saw yesterday.After completing a very rigorous...
  • April 06, 2010
    E-readers, Net Books and other small gadgets are becoming more and more popular for travelers to bring along in their carry-ons. (iPads, Kindles™, Neos, Nooks™, Sony® Readers™ etc.)Not only are they essential to those who need to stay connected and...
  • March 31, 2010
    There's been a lot of public discussion about TSA's deployment of new screening technology known as AIT. Public discussion and debate is good, and we at TSA have worked hard to inform, educate and adjust our screening protocols in the interests of...

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