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TSA Official Tells Congress That Quiet Skies Surveillance Has Yet to Foil Any Threats

on September 6, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The head of the Transportation Security Administration defended the agency’s controversial “Quiet Skies” surveillance program Wednesday on Capitol Hill, while acknowledging the program had not foiled any terrorist threats or led to any arrests.

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TSA Studies Eliminating Checkpoints at Smaller Airports, But Criticism is Fierce

on August 25, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Transportation Security Administration has studied closing its security checkpoints at 150 of the country's smallest airports which would save $115 million per year. However, the critics came out of the woodwork in opposition to the idea before it even became a formal proposal.

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Lawmakers Want Investigation of Air Marshal Service After Allegations of Racial Profiling

By on August 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want Investigation of Air Marshal Service After Allegations of Racial Profiling

Some lawmakers want an investigation of the TSA’s Federal Air Marshal Service after a report alleging racial profiling by a supervisor.

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TSA Says Air Marshals Don’t Follow ‘Ordinary’ Travelers

on August 19, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
After initially refusing to acknowledge the Quiet Skies program existed, the TSA now has repeatedly said that air marshals do not follow ordinary travelers, however, according to some air marshals and some of the travelers who have been monitored, this may not be the case.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Reform TSA’s Transgender Passenger Screening Process

By on August 8, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Reform TSA’s Transgender Passenger Screening Process

One lawmaker is making a second attempt to push the TSA to develop gender neutral screening procedures at airports.

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TSA Testing New X-Ray Scanners to Reduce Bag Checks

By on August 6, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
TSA Testing New X-Ray Scanners to Reduce Bag Checks

The TSA will begin roll out of new Computed Tomography (CT) scanners at airport security checkpoints which may improve the screening process for travelers.

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TSA Pondering $300 Million in Cost Reductions

on August 3, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
An internal document from the Transportation Security Administration outlines proposals for ways the agency could save more than $300 million in 2020.

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Welcome to the Quiet Skies

on July 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program that the TSA says little about because it "would make passengers less safe" according to the agency.

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Federal Appeals Court Limits Ability to Sue TSA and its Screeners

By on July 12, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Appeals Court Limits Ability to Sue TSA and its Screeners

A federal appeals court has ruled that TSA screeners are not criminal law enforcement officers thus limiting the circumstances under which they may be sued.

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Enhanced TSA Screening Procedures Now in Full Effect

By on April 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Enhanced TSA Screening Procedures Now in Full Effect

The TSA has completed rollout of enhanced screening procedures at airports nationwide in advance of the busy summer travel season.

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