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  • Consider using private airport security

    The Transportation Security Agency is just another government bureaucracy that functions according to the agenda set by the Obama administration. TSA employees are unionized and subject to the usual featherbedding and work rules common in labor unions,...
  • For the record

      TSA: In the June 3 Section A, an article about TSA airport screeners' failure to find fake explosives and weapons in 67 out of 70 tests said that the tests were conducted by undercover federal agents known as the Red Team. That term was used by...
  • 73 airport workers with possible terrorism ties passed TSA background checks

    73 airport workers with possible terrorism ties passed TSA background checks
    Background checks by the Transportation Security Administration cleared 73 people for access to secure airport areas even though their names were on a federal database of possible terrorists, a senior official told a Senate committee Tuesday. The latest...
  • Can the TSA be fixed before disaster strikes again?

    Can the TSA be fixed before disaster strikes again?
    Even the most cynical critics of the Transportation Security Administration, perhaps the most unpopular organization in the U.S. government, must have been surprised by the recent revelations. According to a leaked internal report, TSA Red Team members,...
  • What can the TSA do that airport police cannot?

    To the editor: It is highly disturbing and unacceptable that Transportation Security Administration agents failed to detect 95% of firearms and explosives concealed by operatives in tests. ("Red Team agents use disguises, ingenuity to expose TSA...
  • TSA, Bear, and H-1B visas: Letters

    TSA, Bear, and H-1B visas: Letters
    TSA and incentives The poor performance of Transportation Security Administration baggage checkers is inevitable for this repetitive-type job, whether it is done by a federal employee or a privatized one. Either way, on the actual security line,...
  • Scary breakdowns in US security

    Scary breakdowns in US security
    What a scary few weeks this has been. The flap over the NSA surveillance bill has been the big thing. But some of the lower-profile lapses might actually turn out to be scarier. The National Security Agency has the big job of keeping Americans safe from...
  • Security experts say TSA is due for an overhaul

    Security experts say TSA is due for an overhaul
    The Transportation Security Administration is on the ropes again — reeling from news that undercover federal agents had a 95% success rate at sneaking fake bombs past airport security checkpoints. In response, the head of the Department of...
  • Our government is a dismal failure

    Our government is a dismal failure
    In a 20 minute span on TV one night this week we learned that the TSA failed at a rate of 95 percent to stop TSA employees who were playing terrorists from smuggling banned items through security. That is an unimaginable level of ineptness. One senior...
  • New Jersey man accused of trying to bring gun on plane at BWI

    New Jersey man accused of trying to bring gun on plane at BWI
    A New Jersey man has been charged with trying to board a plane armed with a handgun Wednesday at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Transportation Security Administration officials said. A TSA officer staffing a checkpoint X-ray machine detected the .38...
  • New Jersey man arrested with revolver at BWI airport

    New Jersey man arrested with revolver at BWI airport
    A New Jersey man was arrested at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport after a .38-caliber revolver was discovered in his bags during a security check, Transportation Security Administration and Maryland Transportation Authority Police said. John Charles...