The TSA is at it again

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The TSA is at it again

Post by voguy » 07-21-2013 10:00 AM

VO Notes: Prepare for taking off your underwear at TSA checkpoints. Perhaps, don't wear any?

TSA chief warns of 'new underwear bomb' which threatened airline last year and forced agency to rethink all its security procedures
By: Ryan Gorman, UK Daily Mail - 7/21/2013
  • The new bomb was discovered by a double agent.
  • Uses a number of more sophisticated techniques designed to avoid detection by bomb-sniffing dogs or TSA equipment
  • 'Underwear 2' allegedly built by a Yemeni bomb making expert affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula

The head of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) said Friday that underwear bombers are still a concern.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, TSA chief John Pistole said al Qaeda has retooled its underwear bomb designed to take planes down over the United States.

Airport security systems had to be modified after a double agent discovered exposed the second iteration of the device last year, Pistole said during a question and answer session moderated by ABC reporter Brian Ross.

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Post by Dude111 » 10-31-2015 07:35 AM

The TSA is a joke...... JUST TO SEE HOW FAR THEY CAN PUSH PEOPLE!! (people are sadly passing the test)

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Re: The TSA is at it again

Post by Riddick » 11-06-2015 03:13 AM

TSA Chief: 'We're on the Cusp of a Very Different Looking Checkpoint Experience'

While Peter Neffenger, the new head of the Transportation Security Agency, did not describe the new checkpoint experience during his testimony Tuesday, in his written statement to the House Oversight subcommittee, he did offer a glimpse:

- A vast increase in the number of fully vetted passengers who participate in TSA Pre-Check or other "trusted travelers" programs. That would allow TSA to separate "known and unknown travelers, with known travelers receiving expedited screening.

- Technology upgrades that could allow passengers to become their own 'boarding passes' by using biometrics, such as fingerprint scans, to verify the identities and destinations.

- Machines that "screen at the speed of life," using a system that combines metal detection, non-metallic anomaly detection, shoe x-ray, and explosive vapor detection.

A report earlier this year from the Homeland Security Department's inspector general found numerous, serious failures and lapses in TSA's ability to perform almost all of its functions, including passenger and baggage screening.


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