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  • March 13, 2013 | 49 (# of comments)
    You’ve likely read various media accounts of how our TSOs at Newark (EWR) missed an IED during covert testing -- training. I’d like to take a few moments to talk about covert testing at TSA since this has drawn so much attention.TSA undergoes covert...
  • January 07, 2013 | 69 (# of comments)
    (Photo courtesy of Infowars)I kept noticing a story circulating around the web involving Alex Jones, shoes, and TSA, so I checked it out. After reading, I felt a bit let down.I would have expected that Alex knew all of TSA’s policies and procedures...
  • November 23, 2012 | 57 (# of comments)
    We’re once again coming up on the busiest travel time of the year. I can’t believe it’s here already. I know I say that every year, but it seems like it gets here faster every year! TSA is fully staffed and prepared for the high volume of passengers...
  • November 19, 2012 | 59 (# of comments)
    Since the holidays often bring out the infrequent and first-time travelers, I felt it important to address this on the blog.TSA has given passengers the option of opting out of imaging technology. If you choose to opt out, simply let the officer...
  • September 14, 2012 | 67 (# of comments)
    TSA officers screen millions of passengers every day to protect the traveling public and are held to the highest levels of professional and ethical standards.You may have heard about a passenger in Houston last week who claimed that TSA officers...
  • July 05, 2012 | 95 (# of comments)
    While browsing the web this morning, I saw that the topic de jour was that TSA was now screening liquids at the gate. We've talked about random gate screening here before, and if you travel frequently, you've likely experienced a gate screening. Not...
  • April 24, 2012 | 196 (# of comments)
    I’ve seen some headlines stating that TSA Officers accused a 4-year-old child of having a firearm. This wasn’t the case, and I wanted to take a few moments to explain what happened.TSA has long had a security procedure where if somebody has contact...
  • April 10, 2012 | 83 (# of comments)
    ***Update -- 4/11/12***Why can an 11” Laptop Stay in and a 13” Laptop has to Come out?I’ve read where some people are asking why an 11” laptop can stay in and why a 13” laptop has to come out?As with any policy or procedure, we have to set general...
  • March 30, 2012 | 36 (# of comments)
    I sit here on a cold March day, when only a few days ago I was running my air conditioner. Even with this back and forth weather, I’m getting a bit of the spring/summer fever and it reminds me that many folks are currently planning travel for spring...
  • March 14, 2012 | 86 (# of comments)
    I know from experience that planning a wedding can be a stressful time for a bride, especially if you’re getting married away from home. It can be really stressful if you’re jetting off for a destination wedding and don’t want to let your precious...

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