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Honeycomb Lockers Might Be Better Solution for TSA Security Conveyor Belts

The Transportation Security Administration is testing new security checkpoints: Qylatron is a five-cell set of lockers that should make the screening process more efficient

The TSA Is Testing A Better, Faster Way To Scan Bags

Faster lines, less racial profiling. Sign us up. The Transportation Security Administration's conveyor system looks so efficient on paper—like some assembly line designed by Henry Ford—until you elbowing for the last of the plastic trays behind someone who left a water bottle in their bag and holds up the whole line. Read Full Story

Once again: No guns in your carry-on bags please

The gun was detected by a Transportation Security Administration officer staffing the x-ray machine.

Time to close the TSA

Jeff Jacoby, writing in the Boston Globe, on the Transportation Security Administration: Let’s face it: The Transportation Security Administration, which annually costs taxpayers more than $7 billion, should never have been created.Show More Summary

What Happens When a Trans Woman Calls TSA’s Special Hotline?

Six weeks have elapsed since a transgender woman, Shadi Petosky, live-tweeted her detention by Transportation Security Administration agents at Orlando International Airport in Florida, and so far there’s been little movement by theShow More Summary

US to Equip Coast Guard, Customs Personnel With Radiation Detectors

DHS announced that the US nuclear detection office awarded a multimillion dollar contract to provide wearable radiation detector devices to the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and Transportation Security Administration.

TSA Airport Screeners Are ‘Pitiful’ And Unable To Detect Weapons, Full Review Needed

US government officials criticised the Transportation Security Administration’s security, specifically airport screeners, on Tuesday, stating that they were woefully ill-equipped to detect weapons. On Tuesday a House Oversight hearing...Show More Summary

Airport Screeners Have ‘Pitiful’ Ability To Detect Weapons

The Transportation Security Administration’s airport screeners are the first line of defence to ensure that contraband and weapons don’t make it on a plane, but there has been much talk recently about the equipment’s ability to pick up weapons and/or drugs. Show More Summary

A record number of Americans are trying to sneak guns onto planes

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

AT THE end of every week, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) takes inventory on its blog of the prohibited items confiscated at airport checkpoints. Each post reads like a laundry list of items that most sane travellers would never dare try to sneak onto a plane. Show More Summary

Record numbers of people are trying to bring loaded guns on planes

Last week, the Transportation Security Administration found a record number of firearms, most of them loaded, in air travelers' carry-ons. Of the 68 firearms they discovered, 61 were loaded and 25 had a round in the chamber. Last week's haul surpasses the previous record of 67 guns, set just a few weeks ago. It's all […]

Now You Can Adopt A TSA Explosives Detection Dog

   Have you ever watched a K9 unit or an explosives unit dog and thought, "Wow, I would love to own a dog with such a specific skill set"? Well, your wish has come true: The Transportation Security Administration is looking for new,Show More Summary

Another Step Toward Government Under Law

Last week, our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute won a small but important victory in the effort to bring the Transportation Security Administration under law. It began when the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) challenged the TSA’s policy of using strip-search machines at airports for primary screening. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: About That TSA 'Coalition' of LGBT Groups

The Transportation Security Administration says it's working with numerous LGBT groups to improve its screening protocol for transgender passengers, but members of the supposed coalition tell a different story. As horror stories from...Show More Summary

What to do when TSA PreCheck doesn't seem to work

I finally applied for and received a Known Traveler Number [from the Transportation Security Administration] as did my wife. On a recent trip, she sailed through each leg with her PreCheck status, but my boarding pass did not identify me as such. I realize that being issued a TSA PreCheck number...

Traveling While Trans: Women Share Their Stories

About one month after a transgender woman, Shadi Petosky, live-tweeted her detention by Transportation Security Administration agents at Orlando International Airport in Florida, the experience of traveling while trans has been cemented...Show More Summary

TSA Set To Stop Using ‘Anomaly’ To Describe Transgender Passengers

last monthLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made a landmark decision to stop using the world "anomaly" when describing transgender passengers.

TSA to Discontinue Using the Term ‘Anomaly’ to Describe Transgender Passengers

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Transportation Security Administration announced this week that they’re discontinuing the use of the term “anomaly,” to describe transgender passengers reports CNN. The TSA’s decision comes after transgender writer Shadow ‘Shadi’ Petoscary docume… The post TSA to Discontinue Using the Term ‘Anomaly’ to Describe Transgender Passengers appeared first on Towleroad.

Hillary Clinton: TSA Dropping 'Anomaly' Is a 'Good Move'

Hillary Clinton praised the Transportation Security Administration for improving its training and protocol regarding transgender passengers. The Democratic presidential candidate linked to an article Friday on Twitter that announcedShow More Summary

From My Cold, Dead Hands

last monthNews : Reason

A Michigan woman has been fined more than $2,000 for attempting to take a jar of apple butter onto an airplane. Mary Hostein says a Transportation Security Administration screener blocked her from boarding a plane after the jar was discovered in her carry-on luggage. She tried to go through another line and was stopped again and forced to leave the jar behind.

TSA Will No Longer Call Trans Travelers' Body Parts 'Anomalies'

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The Transportation Security Administration will no longer refer to transgender travelers' body parts as "anomalies," officials told the Advocate this week. This decision comes in the wake of a high-profile incident involving Shadi Petosky,...Show More Summary

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