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Senator Thune: Privatize Airport Security to Circumvent TSA Bureaucracy

Given that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is making a public statement by making airport security lines worse in order to secure more funding, Senator John Thune has a point about privatization: Studies and reports have shown that private contractors work better than TSA agents. Photo by queenkv

Opinion: No, we didn't need to nuke Japan to end World War II

18 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Good morning. I'm Paul Thornton, The Times' letters editor, and it is Saturday, May 28, 2016. If you're traveling this morning for the three-day weekend, good luck navigating those Transportation Security Administration security lines. Wait times for Los Angeles International Airport can be found...

Holiday air travelers see a break from long security lines

ATLANTA (AP) — Travelers taking to the skies for the Memorial Day weekend say security lines are moving faster than expected after weeks of costly delays at U.S. airports. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mike England says bomb-sniffing dogs are being used at busier airports to help speed up lines. Travelers screened by dogs are not […]

PR Patdown: Blaming Travelers for Long Security Lines Shows the TSA Just Doesn’t Get It

Summary: I don’t use the term “unmitigated gall” very often, but that phrase sprang to mind upon reading that the Transportation Security Administration was trying to shift the blame for lengthy screening delays—at least in part—to its “customers,” the traveling public. From a PR point of view, this is always a risky tactic in a crisis.

US Security Agency Need More Staff, Dogs to Ease Airport Check-In Horrors

A US holiday this weekend represents a deadline for the nation’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to correct flaws that forced thousands of passengers to spend the night sleeping on airport floors after missing flights, US Senator Mark Kirk said in a press release on Monday.

Long TSA lines might keep many travelers from flying

Maybe those long lines at the Transportation Security Administration’s airport checkpoints won’t be so bad this summer after all – not because TSA will process them much faster, but because many travelers might decide to avoid the airport altogether rather than face an extra-long wait for screening. Show More Summary

TSA to speed up security lines with more screeners by mid-June

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners.

TSA chief: Hundreds of new scanners will help ease long airport lines

WASHINGTON — The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines. Continue reading ? The post TSA chief: Hundreds of new scanners will help ease long airport lines appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The long lines at airports are a problem for Hillary Clinton

The long security lines at U.S. airports are another problem for Hillary Clinton. A lot of Americans interact with the Transportation Security Administration, and they expect that agency to function properly. And when there is a problem, they want it fixed. Does anyone think of Clinton as a problem-solver? Answer: No. Can anyone think of […]

The head of security for America's airports is told to pack his bags

3 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

THE angry mobs that now comprise the endless security lines at America’s airports at least have the satisfaction of seeing the first head roll. Earlier this week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) replaced its security...Show More Summary

TSA chief headed back to Capitol Hill to talk airport lines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Transportation Security Administration is heading back to Capitol Hill Wednesday to try to explain what his agency is doing to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have already snarled the fledgling summer travel season. TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger is also likely to be pressed by members […]

Ousted TSA Security Chief Gets $90K Bonus Amid Airport Wait Times Scandal

Lawmakers have expressed outrage after it was revealed that US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Chief Kelly Hoggan received a $90,000 bonus after being fired for mismanagement.

Despite the TSA shake-up, long airport security lines likely to continue

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration has ousted its head of security operations, but long checkpoint lines already pervading the busy summer travel season are likely to continue. Continue reading ? The post Despite the TSA shake-up, long airport security lines likely to continue appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Issa on the TSA: Privatize It

Rep. Darrell Issa proposes Cato-style aviation reforms in a CNN op-ed today. The congressman does an excellent job laying out problems with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and arguing that privatized screening wouldShow More Summary

3 reasons why TSA lines are worse than ever

Airports security lines around the country have become unbearable, as the Transportation Security Administration operated check points According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the average maximum wait times at JFKShow More Summary

TSA thinks PreCheck is the solution to long lines, so here's how to apply

As summer travel season kicks off this weekend, all eyes are on the Transportation Security Administration. After complaints from airports, airlines and passengers across the country, pressure is mounting for the TSA to do somethingShow More Summary

US: Watchdog Report Faults TSA on Amtrak Security

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has not yet implemented all the requirements of a decade-old law aimed at addressing terror threats on Amtrak, according to a new report.

TSA removes security chief amid furor over long lines and allegations of mismanagement

Amid reports of excessively long security lines at airports and other management problems, the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced. "Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA," the House Committee on Oversight...

TSA head of security 'removed from post'

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration head of security is out of a job. TSA won't say he's fired, but it sure sounds like he's fired. (more…)

TSA Asks Head of Security to Turn in His Badge and Glove

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Following accusations of departmental mismanagement, Kelly Hoggan, the Transportation Security Administration’s head of security, was removed from his position on Monday, CNN reports. Read more...

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