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Savvy Traveler items alleviate the space crunch in your carry-on bag

Attention, Transportation Security Administration: There is only so much you can cram into that 1-quart liquids bag you’ve mandated for users of carry-on bags. I suppose that’s the point, but, really, have you tried to get 3.4-ounce-or-less containers of makeup base, mouthwash, hair gel, hairspray,...

Revisiting Photography & TSA Checkpoints … It’s Still Legal

Twice in the past week I have had photographers ask me about the legality of photographing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints, each having had run-ins at two different airports. While photographers continue to face...Show More Summary

Blinging $100,000 Watch Left Behind At Newark Airport TSA Checkpoint

A traveler wearing a $100,000 diamond-and-gold encrusted Cartier watch left his luxury timepiece behind like a ball of lint after passing through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint and Newark Airport. Luckily for the owner of the watch that costs more than most of us earn in a year, the TSA kept it in the lost and found until its owner contacted them. [ more › ]

Dr. Gridlock: Two try to take guns through airport security, get caught

Two people from Virginia were caught at Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport this weekend when they attempted to carry handguns through security checkpoints, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday.Read full article >>

TSA: photo of real gun hidden in a toy police officer kit

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

According to the Transportation Security Administration's Instagram, back in 2012 "a traveler at the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) placed his firearm in a toy police officer kit. He even went as far as sticking a dart in the barrel." (more…)

Dr. Gridlock: President Obama nominates new TSA chief

President Obama said Tuesday he will nominate Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, currently second in command of the U.S. Coast Guard, as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.“The talent and expertise Vice Admiral Neffenger brings to his new role after more than three decades at the U.S. Show More Summary

Obama nominates No. 2 at Coast Guard to run TSA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating the second-in-command at the U.S. Coast Guard to run the Transportation Security Administration. Obama says in a statement that Neffenger will use his decades of Coast Guard experience and record of leadership dealing with important national challenges to strengthen transportation security.

Obama nominates Coast Guard vice admiral to head TSA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he would nominate Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the agency created to tighten travel security following the Sept. Show More Summary

How the TSA became an Instagram star

Hear “Transportation Security Administration” and you imagine stern-faced agents inspecting carry-ons. But the TSA as social media mavens? You bet.

Is it time to retire the TSA’s full-body scanners?

The Transportation Security Administration relies on its L3 ProVision full body scanners, which use millimeter wave (MMW), terahertz radio frequency technology to detect objects concealed by air travelers at security checkpoints. These...Show More Summary

Shorten your security line wait by ticking off your State Representative

Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,recently complained to the Transportation Security Administration about the long line at Salt Lake City International Airport. According to the Salt Lake...Show More Summary

New TSA Precheck Program Offers Expedited Interrogations For Muslim Passengers

last monthHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—In an effort to streamline the process for qualifying travelers, officials from the Transportation Security Administration introduced a new precheck program Thursday that provides expedited interrogations for Muslim passengers.

FBI, TSA alert airlines to possible in-flight Wi-Fi hackers

last monthNews : NY Daily News

The FBI and Transportation Security Administration warned airlines this week to watch out for hackers who might try to gain access to planes’ navigation systems through their Wi-Fi.

TSA Agents in Denver Conspired to Grope Men in the Groin

Two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers. Show More Summary

TSA adding new security measures for airline, airport staff

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Monday. Show More Summary

US to Enhance Screening of All Airport-Based Employees

US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will conduct criminal history background checks for all aviation workers and will increase the number of random employee screenings throughout the day.

Hands off

last monthLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

IF YOU have ever felt violated by an airport security pat-down, I have some bad news: two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners have been fired for their involvement in a scheme to grope male travellers at checkpoints at Denver International Airport (DIA). Show More Summary

TSA tightens rules for screening airport and airline workers

The Transportation Security Administration is imposing more stringent regulations for screening airport and airline workers, four months after federal authorities discovered that a Delta Air Lines baggage handler allegedly was part of ring that smuggled guns from Atlanta to New York City, Read full article >>

TSA Pat-Down: Last year the Transportation Security Administration...

Last year the Transportation Security Administration netted $675,000 in loose change left by passengers passing through security at the nation's airports, and the agency is on track to collect $1 million this year. Passengers at SFO left behind $34,889, the...

TSA Groping Scheme In Denver Ends With Male And Female Worker Fired

Two Transportation Security Administration employees at the Denver International Airport have gotten in hot water over what has come to be known as the TSA groping scheme. Two TSA workers, whose identities have not been shared, are accusing of groping more than 10 men while working at the Denver airport. Show More Summary

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