Knives on a Plane – is the DHS catching up?

The latest news from the DHS and TSA is that they're "relaxing" their restrictions on certain items, namely such things as small blades. Surprisingly, the TSA has taken some...

State of the TSA: Dialogue Breakdown Imminent

If you're in the unfortunate position of following the TSA blog, you may have noticed what we're about to talk about already - the near-complete lack of anything even...

Explosives Detection and “Alarm Resolution”? Decoding TSA-speak

The TSA doesn't really want you to read what's in here. They've said so many times, and their SOPs even say so. Here's what's strange, though: all the information...

TSA and their “Layers of Security” – Hype and Secrecy?

For years we've been hearing about the TSA and their "Layers of Security". However, the TSA doesn't really go into much detail about this concept, except for a 146-word...

Decoding and Decloaking the TSA – layer by layer

The TSA is known for its veiled ways - they're a secretive bunch, in other words. Whenever there are questions about their methods, and their "layered" approach to security,...