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Blog Posts for 2010

  • March 22, 2010 | 71 (# of comments)
    Last week, I went to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC with staff from TSA’s Office of Security Operations who work on screening procedures and officer training. Prosthetics have come a long way, and Walter Reed is on the forefront...
  • March 11, 2010 | 198 (# of comments)
    You may have read a recent article stating that Advanced Imaging Technology used at TSA checkpoints is not safe. Because of the discussion the article has created, I wanted to share this with you.The American College of Radiology posted an article...
  • March 08, 2010 | 53 (# of comments)
    Tomorrow at 3:00 PM EST, stop by White House Live or the White House Facebook App for a real-time chat with DHS Secretary Napolitano.Go ahead and figure out your questions now and stop by tomorrow and maybe you’ll get your question answered....
  • March 05, 2010 | 169 (# of comments)
    The first 11 airports receiving advanced imaging technology (AIT) units are gearing up for their arrival.Advanced imaging technology safely screens passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats, including weapons, explosives and other objects...
  • March 03, 2010 | 93 (# of comments)
    What ever happened to the Shoe Scanner Idea? It’s still cooking! TSA started collecting data on Shoe Scanning Detection technology in the fall of 2008 and is currently soliciting industry input as it looks to explore future use of shoe scanning...
  • February 23, 2010 | 168 (# of comments)
    Many shooters and others who work around chemicals or munitions have questions about flying since the recent announcement that TSA has begun randomly swabbing hands for Explosives Trace Detection tests (ETD). We’re also aware of all of the traveling...
  • February 22, 2010 | 99 (# of comments)
    You may have heard about the story of the four year old in Philly who was told to remove his leg braces.The account goes back to March 2009, but when PHL Federal Security Director (FSD) Robert Ellis learned about it last week, he called the father...
  • February 17, 2010 | 181 (# of comments)
    What’s the biggest threat to an airplane? A knife? A pistol? While these items can be dangerous, with hardened cockpit doors installed after 9/11, an improvised explosive device poses the biggest threat to aviation security today.I’ve talked about...
  • February 10, 2010 | 129 (# of comments)
    A rumor is going around that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan had an Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) image of himself leaked by UK Security officers at Heathrow. This rumor, though juicy, is unfounded.TSA reached out to the UK's Department for...
  • February 04, 2010 | 73 (# of comments)
    TSA has been lending a helpful hand in the evacuation efforts in Haiti. Our Office of Global Strategies (OGS) deployed a go team to Haiti to help support DHS with the evacuation. OGS also sent a go team to Santo Domingo to assist with departing U.S...

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