Art Kosatka is CEO of TranSecure, an aviation consultancy in Virginia. He'll respond to questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The government has already spent $1.5 billion, about one third of the necessary final cost, to consolidate all of the DHS facilities in one location; however, the entire project is now 11 years behind schedule
Sometimes, no matter how hard I try to look for the positive elements in aviation security, there are somewhere between few-to-none to be found
Would anybody care to venture a guess on who ends up paying for the costs generated by TSA’s Pre-check realignment requirements?
The recent shooter event at LAX has brought out the Congressional grand-standers and the 2nd amendment zealots, seeking to provide your friendly body-patter-downer with a weapon
The TSA union chief, J. David Cox, now wants screeners to be armed to protect the checkpoints.
There is considerable documentation, and long experience, that TSA should staff the exit lanes, particularly those that are co-located at the TSA screening checkpoint.
While everybody loves to rag on TSA, including yours truly, it turns out that a combative and somewhat arbitrary U.S Congress deserves at least an equal dab of scorn for how the system works...
The DHS audit states:
As a result, TSA cannot ensure that passengers ....are screened objectively, show that the program is cost-effective, or reasonably justify the program’s expansion.
According to the most recent tally, the number of names in the government’s primary classified counter-terrorism data base has increased 62% in the past 5 years, from 540,000 to 875,000.
Weapons and other prohibited items detected at security checkpoints.
Sequestration takes a left turn on the off-ramp to Strangeville
Pre-Check is only active at about 8 percent of U.S. airports – not exactly universal, but admittedly still in start-up mode and mainly at large heavily traveled locations.
I’m armed with a snow globe and a pecan pie, and I know how to use them ...
I have always been amused by the “discovery” of “risk-based” security
In Review: TSA Administrator Pistole’s speech to the ACI Safety & Security Committee
Implementing Pre-Check rapidly is hindered by the background clearance process
TSA attempts to hide unused machines