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BREAKING: DHS Press Sec. is QAnon?! Bennie Thompson Seizes Control?! Really?!

DHS Press Secretary Revealed as QAnon Source?! Bennie Thompson seizes control of House Homeland Committee?! Trump wrestles?! Really?!!!

New Data on TSA’s Seizure of Concealed Firearms, 2015-2018

Last week, TSA reported a record-setting 4,239 firearm seizures in 2018. With all of TSA’s marketing, it is amazing this number of concealed weapons is still being found. Data tells a story, but is this the whole story?

Cautious Optimism on the FAA Drone ANPRM

2018 was a banner year for global experimentation in countering rogue drones, and new FAA proposed rules look to address the threats and risks from future drone systems.

Big Jump in Public Complaints to TSA Over Processing Times

TSA has seen a substantial increase in complaints since September 2017. The data proves it.

Trends in Latest TSA Customer Service Data Show Successes, Challenges

TSA collects a variety of customer service data, which reveal important trends in complaints and compliments that impact aviation and homeland security.

Federal Air Marshall Service Director Rod Allison Announces Retirement

Roderick Allison, the Director of the Federal Air Marshal Service, announced his intention to retire this summer after 33 years in federal service.

TSA Complaint Data Reveals Airport Screening Trends

TSA is required to make its customer service information available to the public, and the data shows areas for improvement and emerging trends in aviation passenger and cargo screening.

TSA is Changing the Math on PreCheck…for the Worse

TSA is no longer measuring PreCheck adoption as a percentage of all travelers but rather as a percentage of a subset called “frequent travelers.” This is a worrisome shift.

Who Should Be the Next Deputies at DHS and TSA?

With the departures of DHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke and TSA Deputy Administrator Huban Gowadia, nominees are needed quickly who can bring the right skillsets and capture bipartisan congressional support for confirmation. This is no small order.

Evolving Threats Mean Revamping Screening and Security

TSA’s new rule for scanning electronics larger than a cell phone during airport screening is sure to raise the public’s ire, but there is a lot to be said and to applaud about how TSA is rolling out its new electronics and security screening process.