In the wake of TSA policy changes loosening restrictions on small knives, bats, and golf clubs carried onto airplanes, the former head of the security agency is advocating for battle axes and machetes as well. Kip Hawley told CNN: "They ought to let everything on that is sharp and pointy. Show More Summary
For most of us, the TSA is our only contact with the "war on terror."
Milepoint.com is hosting a live online chat with former TSA Administrator Kip Hawley tonight. The chat will be at… 9pm Eastern 8pm Central 7pm Mountain 6pm Pacific You can ask your questions live or if you prefer you can also get into the queue in advance since there’s a Milepoint thread to pre-ask questions. I [...]
Some of you speculated that the chat was being rescheduled for lots of interesting reasons.. For instance, He got scared. And he… …got delayed at the check in because of the need to take off shoes, jacket, throw away liquids that were 4 ounces etc… Well, it turns out the it’s been pushed to the [...]
Looks like a scheduling issue. This just in from Randy Petersen, “Will advise as soon as we get new confirmation but trying for same everything, just one week later.” Stay tuned and truly apologize for the inconvenience.
Don’t Forget! Tonight is the live Milepoint frequent flyer community online chat with former TSA Administrator Kip Hawley. The chat will be at… 9pm Eastern 8pm Central 7pm Mountain 6pm Pacific Definitely a can’t miss.
… directly to the guy who gave us much of what we endure today. As noted last week, former TSA administrator Kip Hawley will appear on Laugh In (“Sock it to me!”), err Milepoint at 9pm Eastern tomorrow night. The event page is here, you can also sign up for an email reminder. I call [...]
Building the TSA from scratch in the months following 9/11 seemed an insurmountable task, unrivaled in both scope and size. In Permanent Emergency, former TSA administrator Kip Hawley vividly reconstructs the breakneck pace at which this gargantuan security agency came about and how it came to be an institutional clusterfck. More »
Kip Hawley, former Director of the TSA, will chat live on Milepoint Tuesday, May 2 at 9pm Eastern. Mark your calendars! A couple of weeks ago he dropped a bombshell editorial in the Wall Street Journal where he basically repudiated just about everything that the TSA did under his watch. He protests effectively “sure I [...]
FIXING AIRPORT SECURITY: An Interview With Kip Hawley.
Former TSA boss Kip Hawley writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that the TSA screening process is ridiculously broken. "More than a decade after 9/11, it is a national embarrassment that our airport security system remains so hopelessly bureaucratic and disconnected from the people whom it is meant to protect," he writes. Show More Summary
Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about noted TSA-critic and security expert (among other things) Bruce Schneier debating former TSA boss Kip Hawley over at the Economist. While that debate was interesting, you might be forgiven for reading a WSJ piece written by Hawley and wondering if Hawley wasn't secretly replaced by Schneier. Show More Summary
Ann Lee's op-ed on the EB-5 visa program, which is designed to give visas to people who invest at least $500,000 in the country and create at least ten jobs, is worth reading in conjunction with the WSJ excerpt from Kip Hawley's new book, explaining why and how TSA airport security is so broken.
The Transportation Safety Administration has become a bunch of kindergarten teachers to millions of fliers who pass through America’s airports each day, at least that was the message being delivers by former TSA chief Kip Hawley in a piece for the Wall Street Journal. In his argument Hawley explains that passengers should be able to carry [...]Show More Summary
Kip Hawley, former head of the TSA, has some suggestions this weekend for making airport security screening more convenient without lowering safety standards. As it turns out, most of his suggestions would make life modestly easier for passengers, but not wildly so. Show More Summary
In a Wall Street Journal op/ed today, Kip Hawley, former head of the Transportation Security Administration from 2005-2009, has some radical...
Kip Hawley, the TSA director from 2005 to 2009, has an explosive editorial in the WSJ (and a book on the same subject coming soon). Here's the nut: More than a decade after 9/11, it is a national embarrassment that our airport security...Show More Summary
In a scathing article for the Wall Street Journal, former Transportation Security Administration chair Kip Hawley slammed the agency saying "it is a national embarrassment that our airport security system remains so hopelessly bureaucratic...Show More Summary
Reason's favorite security expert Bruce Schneier absolutely destroys the Transportation Security Administration's Kip Hawley in a debate about post-9/11 airline security changes at The Economist. Schneier's wrap up: Return airport security checkpoints to pre-9/11 levels. Show More Summary
Security expert Bruce Schneier has been debating the former TSA boss, Kip Hawley, over at The Economist, concerning aviation security. The argument has gone on pretty much as expected, but Schneier's closing argument, in which he details the very real cost of the TSA's security theater, is fantastic. Show More Summary