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  • May 27, 2008
    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
    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
    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
    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, five...
  • May 12, 2008
    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 on...
  • May 09, 2008
    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
    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...
  • May 05, 2008
    As every passenger and visitor to this blog probably knows, hundreds of thousands of items are identified each year by our security officers that are prohibited from being carried onto an aircraft. Of course, occasionally, items get through, but...
  • May 02, 2008
    Although more than 70 percent of air traffic routes are covered by the 3-1-1 liquids rule, differences in airport layouts and customs procedures have left some travelers with duty-free purchases like liquor and perfume they can’t take through an...
  • May 02, 2008
    Several bloggers have commented on our blog over the past few days on an incident that involved an officer showing up for work with an unloaded gun. We’ve read these comments and worked hard to get as much information as possible. After turning...

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