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Facing Yet Another Shutdown, TSA Union President Warns Of Employee Burnout, Compromised Security

"I think we're missing the mark when in the process we're hurting our own people," a Transportation Security Administration local union president said. The post Facing Yet Another Shutdown, TSA Union President Warns Of Employee Burnout, Compromised Security appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A new security headache

4 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

IT MIGHT seem impossible, but America's political leaders have figured out a way to make airport security even more maddening: furlough tens of thousands of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers. The TSA, which is responsible...Show More Summary

Vote set on limiting TSA pay add-on for investigators

The House has scheduled a vote for today on a bill to restrict the Transportation Security Administration’s use of a pay add-on called “law enforcement availability pay” for criminal investigators. The bill would require a review of the way TSA designates positions as criminal investigators and would exclude those that do not require the employees to […]

Serial Plane-Hopper Strikes Again

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a woman with a history of boarding airplanes without a ticket was able to fly, ticket-free, from Minnesota to Florida. Marilyn Hartman was arrested Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., and is scheduled to appear in court there today. Police say the 63-year-old Hartman told...

TSA Jails Traveler Who Asked to File a Complaint

Ronnie Polanezcky, Philadelphia Daily News: Apparently, working as a supervisor for the Transportation Security Administration at Philadelphia International Airport comes with a perk: You get to throw people in jail for no good reason and still keep your job. If that's not the case, why is Charles Kieser still employed by the TSA?

TSA intercepted a record number of firearms, plus these bizarre items, in 2014

Sometimes we can’t help but wonder what travelers are thinking when they pass through airport security. The Transportation Security Administration last year intercepted a record number of firearms and a host of bizarre and potentially dangerous items during passenger screenings. Show More Summary

Senators challenge White House on why there’s no nominee for TSA chief

A bi-partisan group of Senators is questioning why the White House has not nominated a new Transportation Security Administration head more than three months after the agency’s previous leader announced he was stepping down, saying that TSA should be a greater priority at a time of heightened concern about terrorist threats to the homeland. In […]

TSA's Report on Confiscated Items in 2014

last monthHumor : Neatorama

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has detailed the dangerous items it seized at U.S. airport security checkpoints in 2014. The number of passengers screened in 2014 — 653 million — has increased by nearly 15 million since the previous year. Show More Summary

Here are all the guns, bombs and drugs that the TSA confiscated from airplane passengers in 2014.

last monthHumor : Happy Place

Texans love their guns so much they want to fly other places just to show them off. (all images via There are two groups of people who justify the existence of the Transportation Security Administration: terrorists and idiots. Show More Summary

The TSA Offers a Detailed Breakdown of the Dangerous Items It Seized at Airport Security in 2014

last monthHumor : Laughing Squid

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has created an extremely thorough post detailing the many dangerous items it seized at airport security checkpoints across the United States in 2014. With more than 653 million passengers (up nearly 15 million from 2013) screened during the year, 2,212 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags–a 22-percent increase from the […]

Captured Guns At Airport Checkpoints Up 22% … Are Travelers Getting Dumber?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began its organized reporting of firearms in 2006, a year in which the agency’s front line Transportation Security Officers (TSO) seized 660 guns at checkpoints. Here we are in 2015, with...Show More Summary

Inspector general rips TSA over redaction of JFK airport audit

The Transportation Security Administration abused its authority to classify information as too sensitive for release when it blocked sections of a recent audit report from being published, according to the agency’s independent watchdog. Show More Summary

Record Number Of Passengers Packing ‘Heat’ Reports TSA

The Transportation Security Administration said Friday that its agents had found more than 2,200 guns in carry-on bags last year. That is an increase of nearly 400 guns over the previous year and more than three times the number of guns found in 2005 according to the Washington Post. Show More Summary

Record TSA airport seizures: Loaded guns, grenades, knife in an enchilada

People who are leaving on a jet plane pack clothes, toiletries and often something to pass the time. Passengers also pack heat, according to a Transportation Security Administration report released on Friday that explains that 2014 hit the bull’s eye with a record number of guns seized by...

At U.S. airports, record number of firearms found in 2014

A record number of firearms was found at U.S. airport security checkpoints in 2014, and more than four out of five guns were loaded, the Transportation Security Administration said on Friday. The number of firearms leapt 22 percent to an all-time high of 2,212 last year, more than triple the number in 2005, the TSA said in its 2014 summary. Show More Summary

TSA: 2,212 Firearms Found In Carry-Ons Last Year, And Most Were Loaded

Although the average traveler should know by now that flying with guns in your carry-on bag is not going to fly with the Transportation Security Administration, the number of people trying to bring firearms through airport security is going up every year, the agency says in a report today. In 2014, a record 2,212 firearms were seized at the nation’s … [More]

Supreme Court Rules for Federal Whistleblower in Homeland Security Case

last monthNews : Reason

In 2003 a federal air marshall named Robert J. MacLean alerted a reporter at MSNBC about the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) cost-cutting decision to remove all air marshals from overnight flights originating in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

TSA Stepping Up Random Searches Amid New Concerns Over Terrorism

You might notice an uptick in the amount of random searches going on at airport gates around the country soon, as the Transportation Security Administration says it’s increasing security measures over recent terrorism incidents. After...Show More Summary

The TSA, Leaderless Again

The 31st of December 2014 was the last day the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had a leader, as Administrator John Pistole stepped down from his role to become the President of Anderson University, where he had attended college. Show More Summary

Confessions of a former TSA officer

MY PAINED RELATIONSHIP with government security started in 2007. I needed a job to help pay my way through college in Chicago, and the Transportation Security Administration's callback, for a job as a security officer at O'Hare International Airport, was the first one I received. Show More Summary

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