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  • November 19, 2008
     Starting today, the Ad Council will launch the “Why?” campaign . The campaign will explain the reasons behind some of TSA’s most controversial security procedures. The goal of this public awareness effort is to reach the largest audience possible...
  • November 13, 2008
    A story in USA Today does a great disservice to the Federal Air Marshal Service. Like any law enforcement agency, a small percentage of bad apples always garner more media attention than the overwhelming number of outstanding professionals. While...
  • November 10, 2008
    The Diamond Self Select Program [link ] started back in February 2008 at Salt Lake City International Airport and is now operating in 48 airports. The program allows passengers to proceed through the security checkpoint at their own pace by...
  • November 05, 2008
    While scouring the internet for TSA related information, I came across an interesting testimonial regarding paperless boarding passes from a passenger who travelled through the Detroit Metro Airport. (DTW)“Checked in online for my flight today and...
  • November 04, 2008
    It is with great pleasure that I begin my first official blog post at the TSA. I arrived at HQ last week with aspirations common to most recent college graduates. Pumped full of “unique” ideas that could potentially change the entire world, I...
  • October 24, 2008
    When it comes to liquids, everybody involved with checkpoint operations -- passengers, airlines, airports, and TSA employees -- agrees that there has to be a better way. Here’s my take on the path forward.For this discussion, I am using “liquids” as...
  • October 21, 2008
    Bruce Schneier and others have raised a number of good issues about TSA’s role in aviation security but veer off course when our work is described as ‘security theater.’ Some examples from a recent article in the Atlantic magazine are worth...
  • October 14, 2008
    A few weeks ago, I started what began as a normal day. I got up and got ready for work just as I would any other day. I'm a Behavior Detection Officer at TSA, working behind the scenes in airport security. Just before leaving my house, I noticed a...
  • October 08, 2008
    Transportation security officers nationwide are shaking their heads after hearing about a fellow officer’s sticky fingers in Newark . It’s a kick in the gut for each of the 43,000 officers who are honest, hardworking, and take pride in their mission...
  • October 07, 2008
    As some of you might have seen on other blogs, Evan Roth is an artist who is designing personalized messages you can send to TSA security officers. He laser cuts the letters out of a sheet of stainless steel. The sheet is designed to be placed...

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