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  • July 22, 2014 | 52 (# of comments)
    Traveling at any time can be stressful, but it can be even more challenging when you’re pregnant. Here’s some information to help you prepare for the checkpoint process:Consult your physician before your visit to the airport.Make sure to give...
  • 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,...
  • April 17, 2012 | 72 (# of comments)
    You might remember me blogging about a new piece of technology last year called the CAT/BPSS. Its real name is “Credential Authentication Technology/Boarding Pass Scanning System.” That can be a mouthful, so I simply call it the travel document...
  • October 06, 2011 | 29 (# of comments)
    You're probably wondering what exactly CAT/BPSS stands for, right? It's been making the news over the past week, but if you haven't read about the technology, it stands for Credential Authentication Technology/Boarding Pass Scanning System. I prefer...
  • September 01, 2011 | 32 (# of comments)
    I blogged recently on how far TSA has come and what we’ve done to meet the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations. If you haven’t read that post, take a few moments to review it and you’ll see just how much we’ve accomplished in all areas of aviation...
  • August 18, 2011 | 80 (# of comments)
    The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is quickly approaching and it's been nearly a decade since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in response to the attacks. As somebody who started in the beginning, it is incredible...
  • February 26, 2011 | 67 (# of comments)
    ***Update 3/4/2011*** Even though we posted on this Saturday shortly after the rumors started to spread, many have still been incorrectly reporting that TSA was going to collect DNA samples from passengers this summer. Media Matters took this story...
  • December 09, 2010 | 123 (# of comments)
    As soon as the media started reporting that Opt-Out day was a bust (see 40 + articles here), reports started coming in from blogs stating that TSA had intentionally shut down the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines. This claim is utterly and...
  • December 07, 2010 | 99 (# of comments)
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uses X-ray technology on people and baggage daily in an effort to find items that could cause catastrophic damage to an aircraft. Some are asking how safe this technology is how and how we maintain it...
  • November 09, 2010 | 124 (# of comments)
    The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTPC) published a post on their White House Blog today offering a detailed description on Advanced Imaging Technology from the Food & Drug Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.The...

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