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  • July 10, 2017 | 15 (# of comments)
    As a branch manager with TSA’s Innovation Task Force, I work with a great team to identify security challenges at an airport or transportation hub. We take our findings to our industry partners and ask what they can create to address these...
  • June 12, 2017 | 14 (# of comments)
    It’s no secret that the threat from terrorism is continuously evolving and imaginative. That’s why TSA is working aggressively and creatively to counter terrorist operations and protect the nation’s transportation systems.With attacks taking place...
  • February 25, 2014 | 38 (# of comments)
    Insulin Pump (Photo Courtesy of Energy.gov)Many travelers rely on personal medical electronic devices (PMEDs) (pacemakers, neurostimulators, implantable cardio defibrillators, insulin pumps, blood glucose monitors, etc.), so it’s understandable that...
  • January 31, 2014 | 53 (# of comments)
    Many of the TSA procedures and policies referenced in a recent opinion piece are no longer in place or are characterized inaccurately. Today’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) looks quite different. Today’s TSA has moved away from a one-...
  • April 12, 2013 | 42 (# of comments)
    The Federal Register is the official daily journal of the United States Government and is the designated vehicle for letting the public know about countless notices every year of proposed rulemaking from all federal agencies.Last month, the TSA...
  • January 02, 2013 | 29 (# of comments)
    Millimeter Wave ImageHappy new year! Over the holidays, I read an article titled “The TSA Is Laughing at You” talking about what happens in the resolution rooms where body scanner images are viewed. We’ve talked about this many times in the past,...
  • November 19, 2012 | 54 (# 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...
  • March 07, 2012 | 452 (# of comments)
    A video is making its way around the interwebs this morning from some guy claiming he figured out a way to beat our body scanners (imaging technology).I watched the video and it is a crude attempt to allegedly show how to circumvent TSA screening...
  • February 15, 2012 | 66 (# of comments)
    The internet is abuzz with posts, tweets and news articles regarding allegations that TSA officers required a passenger to go through a body scanner multiple times because she was attractive.First, I want to reassure all passengers that TSA does not...
  • January 23, 2012 | 210 (# of comments)
    Earlier today, Senator Rand Paul raised some questions about the screening process after going through one of TSA’s millimeter wave body scanners that use automated target recognition (ATR) technology. The ATR software displays the same generic...

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