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  • June 10, 2011 | 228 (# of comments)
    Today, we announced the findings of a months-long investigation into allegations of improper screening of baggage at Honolulu International Airport (HNL). The investigation revealed that a portion of checked baggage presented to one shift of...
  • September 21, 2009 | 178 (# of comments)
    CNN ran a story today titled: From carry-on to eBay: The journey of airport security booty. It talks about what happens to items that passengers have to surrender at checkpoints.It’s been a pretty popular piece so far, so I thought I would open it...
  • May 09, 2009 | 123 (# of comments)
    Bigfoot is probably one of the best known urban legends, but nail clippers, knitting needles and corkscrews are probably the most believed.Some time ago, someone out there spread a nasty rumor about us, that lead many of today's passengers to...
  • December 03, 2008 | 94 (# of comments)
    My name is Christine, and I've worked for TSA for about 3 years now working on the Web team at Headquarters. I spend most of my time doing technical stuff, but I also dabble in some writing. I'm an avid traveler (it's a passion of mine) and I've had...
  • November 13, 2008 | 66 (# of comments)
    A story in USA Today does a great disservice to the Federal Air Marshal Service. Like any law enforcement agency, a small percentage of bad apples always garner more media attention than the overwhelming number of outstanding professionals. While...
  • September 23, 2008 | 90 (# of comments)
    For those of you that have noticed TSA's Diamond Self-Select Lanes, you're not the only ones; Budget Travel magazine has rewarded TSA and the program with a 2008 Extra Mile Award for innovative efforts to make travel easier. For the past four years...
  • August 13, 2008 | 104 (# of comments)
    “Lack of ID put fliers on TSA list.”   This USA Today story perpetuates exactly the type of misperceptions that damage the credibility of a system designed to protect the traveling public in a post 9/11 world. The paper was careful not to be...
  • July 23, 2008 | 218 (# of comments)
    The next time you’re in the security line at your local airport, contemplating the 3-1-1 liquids rule or the possibility of making it home in time to tuck your kids into bed, take a quick look at the officers at the checkpoint.Right there in front...
  • July 14, 2008 | 147 (# of comments)
    MYTH: TSA's watch list has more than 1 million names on it.BUSTER: First, TSA doesn't have a watch list. TSA is a customer of the Terrorist Screening Center , a component of the FBI that is responsible for maintaining the consolidated terrorist...
  • July 07, 2008 | 116 (# of comments)
    We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the evolution of the security checkpoint here during the past seven months. Some ideas like the Diamond Lanes and our screening of the MacBook Air have been tremendously well received while other topics like...

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