Tag: TSA

TSA Unveils 2021’s Top 10 ‘Most Unusual’ Items Caught at Security Checkpoints

Security is serious business, but who says industry professionals can’t have a sense of humor? The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has unveiled a Top 10 list of the “most unusual” items found nationwide at airport security checkpoints in 2021. The agency released the list in a quirky online video available on its Twitter and YouTube accounts, as […]

TSA Caught Record Number of Firearms at Airports in 2021

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a record number of firearms at U.S. airport security checkpoints this year, establishing a 20-year record with three months remaining in the calendar year and fewer passengers traveling due to the pandemic. By October 3rd of this year, TSA officers had stopped 4,495 airline passengers from carrying firearms onto […]

Ballistic Packs for Civilians Becoming More Common

As the number of active shooter incidents continues to rise and the fatality and injury counts increase, we are seeing more products that can provide highly-portable ballistic protection to both civilians and law enforcement officers. These backpacks, bags, and laptop cases are discreet and not obvious as to what they are, making them useful in […]

Man Puts Mobile Phone Into Tray For Airport Security Check

TSA Working Group Suggests Eliminating Screening at Smaller Airports

A recent proposal from a working group of 20 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees suggests that the agency could end the screening of passengers at over 150 small- to mid-sized airports across the country. The group suggests that the cost-saving measure could provide an additional $115 million annually, which could be used to bolster security […]

TSA Chief: Security Needs to Move Beyond Checkpoints

Anyone who travels by air is very familiar with airport security checkpoints. But are they effective against new threats? The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says that aviation security needs to shift away from checkpoints and toward more public areas of airports to adapt after recent attacks.

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Deadline Extends for REAL ID Compliance

Most travelers have time to get the new high-security driver’s licenses needed to fly in the future. As reported in the Total Security Daily Advisor back in November, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) planned to impose the REAL ID Act in early 2018, but the new deadline is now late 2020.

TSA Still Not Finding Guns and Bomb Parts in Training

In what sounds like a chilling repeat of reports from years past, recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspection audits of its Transportation Security Administration (TSA) interdiction functions at our nation’s airports suggest TSA agents at the X-ray stations are still not discovering all of the test guns and bomb parts being sent through.

TSA Plans to Impose the REAL ID Act in 2018

Effective January 22, 2018, air travelers with a driver’s license or identification (ID) card issued by a state that does not meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act may have to present an alternative form of identification acceptable to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to board a commercial domestic U.S. flight.

Chameleon Associates Uses Red Team Approach

The concept of using so-called “red teams” to test the effectiveness of security personnel and equipment is typically thought of as a practice that only the military or the federal government uses. Security professionals who have not worked in those environments may not be as familiar or as comfortable with these approaches. The use of […]