Feb 01 2016 Aviation Bytes — News to Start the Week BY admin TAGS

 

PreCheck starts at SGF February 17. That word comes from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

If you’re approved for PreCheck you’ll be able to use a dedicated lane at the security check point and receive “expedited screening.” That’s jargon that means you won’t have to remove your shoes, belt, or “light jacket.” And you don’t have to take liquids and computers out of the bag.

 

Here's an interesting tidbit from Information Week:

"TSA, part of the Department of Homeland Security, has issued a request for information for a "hologram imaging, computer-generated imagery and video projection" system. The system would be used "to assist passengers in navigating through security checkpoints as efficiently as possible," according to the RFI, which was posted on FedBizOpps.gov earlier this month."

May 05 2011 Special Treatment for Frequent Fliers? BY admin TAGS

 

""We do want to do something that acknowledges that virtually everyone who travels is not a terrorist," Mr. Pistole said."

That quote is the very last sentence in a story from today's Wall Street Journal. It probably belongs at the top of the story.

Mr. Pistole is the person who runs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). According to the Journal, TSA "is working on a concept that could let "trusted travelers" keep their shoes on, leave laptops in bags and avoid body scanners altogether..."

Dec 13 2010 Find the Terrorist, Not the Bomb BY admin TAGS

 

With all the fuss lately over TSA security screening techniques, it's interesting to learn how others do it. In Israel they've been fighting terrorism for years. And its approach to airport security is strikingly lucid. A senior Israeli officials sums it up:

'We operate on the principle that it's much more effective to detect the would-be terrorist than try to find his bomb...'