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  • June 05, 2008 | 93 (# of comments)
    Just like scientists strap cameras to wildebeests in the Serengeti, we have strapped a camera to a passenger. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to see exactly what a passenger sees as they walk through their brand new checkpoint at BWI. Watch...
  • June 03, 2008 | 57 (# of comments)
    Blogger’s Note:We thought you’d be interested in hearing directly from an officer first hand how some of the new technologies we’re putting in airports is affecting the job and in turn passengers’ experiences.Below is the first installment of these...
  • May 30, 2008 | 50 (# of comments)
    Black/Blue/Green, First Class, Premier, Red Carpet-it seems like there are 18 different types of lines leading to a TSA checkpoint and only one for the "regular" traveler. What's the deal?Well, there's the history and then there's where we're going...
  • May 27, 2008 | 198 (# of comments)
    As TSA continues to deploy new technology, some people continue to be confused about whole body imagers. Millimeter wave, backscatter, privacy filters… it all adds up to a confused traveling public.Since one of our readers asked about the difference...
  • May 23, 2008 | 84 (# of comments)
    It’s funny, I’ve been with TSA for three years now and each and every previous major travel season, whether it’s Summer, Thanksgiving or whatever, the news media has forecasted a pending meltdown of the security system. As Mark Twain said, “Reports...
  • 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 16, 2008 | 58 (# of comments)
    While American Idol fans debate the merits of the two Davids, across the pond, a terror trial has captured the attention of most of England and in fact the continent.Eight alleged terrorists are on trial for planning to blow up seven airliners,...
  • 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...
  • May 09, 2008 | 191 (# of comments)
    Here are the much requested, much anticipated, full body images of millimeter wave - both front and back, male and female just like so many of you asked for.These were provided to TSA by the manufacturer of the technology, L-3. We asked L-3 to blur...
  • May 07, 2008 | 78 (# of comments)
    For some time, there's been debate on whether TSA should implement 100 percent screening of airport employees every time they enter the secure area of an airport. We screen passengers every time they get on a plane, so some say we should screen...

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