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  • February 09, 2009 | 113 (# of comments)
    On February 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (better known as LAX), TSA officers found two 6x6x2 packages taped to the abdomen of a passenger.The passenger arrived at the checkpoint in a wheelchair and was given the option of walking through...
  • November 28, 2008 | 23 (# of comments)
    The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is usually a very busy day at the nation’s airports, and traditionally, the second busiest travel day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. As we noted in an earlier post, the Air Transport Association forecasted a...
  • September 16, 2008 | 99 (# of comments)
    As we’ve talked about earlier on the blog, TSA has taken a lot of steps to confirm ID: TSA Travel Document Checkers with magnifying loupes and black lights, the revised ID rules that affect people with no ID and developing Secure Flight. All that...
  • August 28, 2008 | 171 (# of comments)
    Blogging has been light this week, with some on the team out for end-of-summer vacations and Bob's out taking care of his new baby.So this week, as one political convention comes to a close and another is about to start, we wanted to highlight a...
  • August 20, 2008 | 44 (# of comments)
    Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on TSA’s covert testing program. We’ve written about the report and posted it on our website. Some media and blogs have covered the report and created some misperceptions along...
  • May 19, 2008 | 113 (# of comments)
    Over the weekend, Fox News published a story about the UK liquids plot. Here’s an excerpt:“Far-fetched as it sounds, bombs made from hydrogen peroxide and the breakfast powder drink Tang could have taken down seven planes bound for the U.S. and...
  • May 12, 2008 | 100 (# of comments)
    I caught this article in the New York Times Sunday magazine over the weekend. Personally, I think the author (who didn’t talk to TSA for this piece) is confusing millimeter wave and backscatter, but that's not what caught my attention. His take on...
  • May 02, 2008 | 60 (# of comments)
    Although more than 70 percent of air traffic routes are covered by the 3-1-1 liquids rule, differences in airport layouts and customs procedures have left some travelers with duty-free purchases like liquor and perfume they can’t take through an...
  • March 28, 2008 | 350 (# of comments)
    Your questions and comments on the incident in Lubbock, Texas have not gone unnoticed. Yesterday, as soon as TSA became aware of the situation, people in our Security Operations office looked into it. They interviewed the four Security Officers who...
  • February 23, 2008 | 103 (# of comments)
    Saturday morning, a Transportation Security Officer working the x-ray machine saw two razor blades in what appeared to be a book in someone's carry-on bag. During the bag check, the razor blades were found inside the pages of a Bible, and bag...

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