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  • October 26, 2011 | 180 (# of comments)
    *** Update 10/27/11: After working with our Office of Chief Counsel and Privacy Office, we have been cleared to say the following: TSA has completed its investigation of this matter, and has initiated action to remove the individual from federal...
  • July 16, 2011 | 141 (# of comments)
    ETD MachineA passenger flying out of Yuma International Airport was arrested after a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) searched his bag in response to an Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) test that came back positive. One-half ounce of C4...
  • November 20, 2009 | 139 (# of comments)
    Can you believe it? It’s that time of year again where turkeys head for the hills and people head for the airports. It’s the busiest travel time of the year and a time when people who rarely fly, or have never flown, take to the skies, so we wanted...
  • February 25, 2009 | 210 (# of comments)
    Short answer: 3.4 oz. For more details, read on…OK, here’s the scoop. If the U.S. would have switched to the metrics system in the 70s, this wouldn’t be an issue. How many of you out there had to learn the metric system in school only to never use...
  • May 07, 2008 | 78 (# of comments)
    For some time, there's been debate on whether TSA should implement 100 percent screening of airport employees every time they enter the secure area of an airport. We screen passengers every time they get on a plane, so some say we should screen...
  • March 17, 2008 | 118 (# of comments)
    Click Here to watch how TSA does baggage screening (wmv, streaming).The Aviation and Transportation Security Act, which created TSA, mandated 100 percent electronic screening of checked baggage. To meet this mandate, TSA installed minivan-sized...
  • January 31, 2008 | 335 (# of comments)
    It’s not all about Richard Reid when it comes to the screening of shoes. Post all of your thoughts about shoes in this blog post. To learn more about how the shoe fits in with the TSA, check out our web page on "why we screen shoes". Then come back...
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