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  • February 20, 2009
    This week, TSA began testing MMW technology in the place of a metal detector at Tulsa International Airport to assess passenger throughput and acceptance.Currently, 18 airports have millimeter wave equipment installed at checkpoints in a “secondary...
  • February 18, 2009
    Lynn’s husband asked a question similar to this after a recent trip, and we also get this question from people on the blog:“When I’m going past the checkpoint, I see a group of officers standing over to the side. What are they doing? “Maybe it’s...
  • February 09, 2009
    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...
  • January 30, 2009
    Former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano is now officially on board as the new Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security.Earlier this week, she published her first post on the DHS Leadership Journal titled “Getting to Work.” I suggest you...
  • January 22, 2009
    Vlog. No, it's not an Eastern European surname, (Vlog the Vlogger) it's short for Video Log. Vlogging is basically blogging with a video. We're not switching to a Vlog format, but we are going to start vlogging occasionally.In this vlog, we show you...
  • January 19, 2009
    TSA opened up this web dialogue about a year ago to get feedback from the public and engage with them on the issues that they presented. We have learned a great deal from those of you who have posted and I am grateful for your engagement with us....
  • January 14, 2009
    In my final days here at TSA as the Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs (I’m one of four TSA political appointees leaving on January 20th), I wanted to get one last blog post in on our partnership with the Ad Council that supports our...
  • January 09, 2009
    Over time, we’ve seen some complaints about censorship and deleted comments. The most common comments to be deleted are spam, comments containing curse words, posts with no substance, (i.e. you suck) double comments and comments containing large...
  • January 08, 2009
    With more than 2450* daily inbound flights to the U.S. from all over the world, TSA has put a major focus on collaborating with foreign aviation authorities and sharing best practices, intelligence, technological innovations and expertise so that...
  • January 06, 2009
    The latest item to rise to top of my “Hot Topics” list is the concern of formaldehyde in the new TSA uniforms and the effect it is having on our officers. I have to admit, the first thing that came to mind was the “Til’ Death Do We Part” CSI episode...

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