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“You Respect This Badge Right Here”: TSA Agent Orders to Passenger Filming “Pat-Down” of His Father

3 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

An agent of the Transportation Security Administration reportedly summoned a law enforcement officer on a teenager 16 years of age who refused to obey his orders to stop filming his father experiencing a “pat-down” at the security checkpoint...Show More Summary

Singer Morrissey Accuses San Francisco Airport TSA Officer of Sexual Assault

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

British singer Morrissey, known for his outspoken views on topics ranging from animal rights to the British royal family, has accused a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer of sexually assaulting him earlier this week at...Show More Summary

New TSA Chief Vows to Redeem Agency After Humiliating Failures

Incoming Transportation Security Administration head Peter Neffenger promised a congressional panel on Wednesday that he would do what it takes to redeem the Agency after a scathing internal review last month showed an alarming inability to provide airport security.

Why a TSA overhaul could mean longer lines

The new chief of the Transportation Security Administration is planning to retrain officers on monitoring for weapons and contraband and to limit expedited screening as a means of managing long lines, Ron Nixon reports in The New York Times. He writes that officers and their supervisors at airports nationwide have made reducing wait times their […]

An Must-Follow On Instagram: Transportation Security Administration?

When you think of Instagram accounts that garner the most views, you think Taylor Swift, Beyonce or that really adorable viral dog. But, what about the Transportation Security Administration? If you aren’t following the security provider on Instagram, you’re missing out. Even Rolling Stone ranked their profile as No. 4 on their “100 best Instagram […]

In the Twitterverse, TSA gets a really bad rap

Airline passengers in Kentucky like to tweet positive things about the Transportation Security Administration. But in Connecticut, not so much. Oakland International Airport in Calif. is definitely not a favorite on Twitter: Too many bad experiences in the TSA security line. But 360 miles down the coast at Bob Hope airport in Burbank, Calif., passengers […]

Man Arrested After Making It Through Security, Boarding Plane Without Ticket

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating a disruption – that included a visit from the local bomb squad – at Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport Sunday night after authorities say a man boarded a flight without...Show More Summary

TSA agent gets mad at 16-year-old filming dad's pat down

Technically Incorrect: At New Orleans airport, a cell phone video of a simple pat down causes a Transportation Security Administration officer to call for the police.

Airline workers smuggled coke and heroin through TSA checkpoints in smuggling operation

Airline employees used their knowledge, airport friends and security credentials to evade Transportation Security Administration scrutiny and smuggle drugs onto planes to Chicago, Las Vegas, Newark, Phoenix, Wichita and San Francisco, authorities said Wednesday as they announced indictments against 46 people. Show More Summary

TSA chief: All airport workers will be scrutinized after discovery of drug-smuggling ring

The new chief of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that airport workers should expect more scrutiny in the wake of a gun-running scheme discovered at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Peter Neffenger,...Show More Summary

No Charges For Fired TSA Screeners Accused Of Conspiring To Grope Attractive Male Passengers

You might recall the tale of two Transportation Security Administration screeners who were accused of conspiring to tweak the system so they could give very thorough patdowns to the good-looking male travelers who passed through their post at the Denver Airport. Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Peter Neffenger sworn in as new TSA administrator

The Transportation Security Administration has a new administrator.Peter Neffenger, 59, was officially sworn in July 4 at the TSA’s headquarters in Arlington as the agency’s sixth administrator. Prior to being appointed, Neffenger was the U.S. Show More Summary

Dear Admiral Neffenger: Here’s what to do with the TSA

Last month, Coast Guard Vice Admiral Neffenger was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the next Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Robert MacLean, a current TSA air marshal and whistleblower, has written...Show More Summary

The Only Good News about the Fed's Stealing $75,000 in Cash

(July 2, 2015 01:45 PM, by David Henderson) On Tuesday, Lisa Farbstein, an employee of the Transportation Security Administration, tweeted a photo of a bag containing $75,000 in cash and said: If you had $75,000, is this how you'd transport it? Just asking. TSA @ #RIC spotted this... (2 COMMENTS)

Report: TSA Paid Out $3M In The Last 5 Years For Lost, Stolen And Damaged Baggage

If you’ve ever wondered had your checked luggage stolen, damaged, lost or otherwise mishandled while flying, you probably know you’re not alone. But what you might not know is how often the Transportation Security Administration actually admits wrongdoing and compensated unhappy travelers in those cases. Show More Summary

Dear Lisa Farbstein

Free Beacon: A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday posted photos online of a passenger’s luggage, which contained large amounts of cash, despite admitting it violated no laws or regulations. Agency spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein posted a photo on Twitter showing a bag she said contained $75,000 in cash. “Is this how you’d transport […]

Why the TSA posted a photo of a passenger’s cash-filled luggage on Twitter

Earlier today, Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Lisa Farbstein sent the following tweet from her verified account: If you had $75,000, is this how you'd transport it? Just asking! TSA @ #RIC spotted this traveler's preferred method. Show More Summary

Two Years On, the TSA is Still Not Subject to Law

Two years ago tomorrow, the Transportation Security Administration stopped accepting comments on its proposal to use “Advanced Imaging Technology” for primary screening at airports. The end of the comment period on nude body scanning would ordinarily promise the issuance of a final rule that incorporates knowledge gained by hearing from the public. Show More Summary

Senate to vote to confirm new TSA administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is voting to confirm a new leader for the Transportation Security Administration in the wake of reports of startling security gaps at U.S. airports. Coast Guard Vice Adm.

Twitter posts about TSA mostly negative, study finds

If you read any online Twitter posts that mention the Transportation Security Administration, most of the comments are going to be negative for nearly every airport in the country.

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