Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole said Wednesday that a small test program that pre-screens some travelers who volunteer extra information about themselves in exchange for swifter trips through airport security has been successful so far.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has always intended to expand beyond the confines of airport terminals. Its agents have been conducting more and more surprise groping sessions for women, children and the elderly in locations that have nothing to do with aviation. It's all part of TSA's Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) program, which drew additional scrutiny following an Oct. 18 blitz in Tennessee.
A judge said Wednesday that he will rule in about two weeks on whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a college student who was arrested after stripping to his running shorts at a Richmond International Airport checkpoint to protest security procedures.
Transportation Security Administration chief John S. Pistole on Thursday welcomed the controversial unionization of his agency's 47,000 airport screeners.
The government has made a change in its policy for patting down young children at airport checkpoints, and more are promised.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will soon change its policy on patting down children at airport checkpoints, the agency's director told Congress on Wednesday.
Eye scanners and futuristic security tunnels may be standard in airports soon as the airline industry seeks to maintain safety while reducing the hassles of boarding a plane that deter some people from flying.
The chairman of a House committee lambasted the Transportation Security Administration because its chief refused to appear at a hearing Thursday.
The Transportation Security Administration "cooked the books" to understate the costs of using federal workers rather than private contractors to screen airport passengers, a key TSA critic in Congress charged Wednesday.