TSA chief Kip Hawley looks to the future of airport security

Love that ban on liquids on a plane? No? Well, you'll still have to throw out that water bottle before you hit the airline security checkpoint because the ban probably will be in effect at least through the rest of this year. That's the word...


"It will allow us to make judgments about carry-on bags more quickly" and free up personnel, Hawley said. Some of the new machines are used at LAX.

Longer term, Hawley would like to enhance security while easing the congestion and stress of the checkpoint.

"Now when I see people coming through, there is a look of resignation," he said. "Calming down the checkpoint, making it less congested, people will feel more welcome."

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