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TSA spends $900m on useless “behavior” program

TSA spends $900m on useless “behavior” program

According to a Government Accountability Office report, the Transportation Security Agency has blown through nearly $900 million on an ineffective behavioral training program designed to teach TSA agents how to spot potential terrorists based on their mannerisms.  Fewer than 1% of passengers spotted by TSA agents have been arrested and accused of terrorist activity. A

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TSA’s Pre-Check program convenient, or invasive?

The Transportation Security Agency has quietly rolled out the Pre-Check program that allows frequent travelers to voluntarily submit to a background check, interview and fingerprints in exchange for a much faster experience through TSA checkpoints in airports.  Is this program convenient for frequent travelers or something much more invasive? Since 2011, the TSA has tested

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Former TSA agent admits screenings are false security

In a scathing attack published in the New York Post, a former Newark Transportation Security Agency employee blasted the ill-prepared, undisciplined and ineffectual TSA screening process throughout the country, calling it “make believe” and largely for show. Because cameras are rolling, the employee said screeners are forced to do “something” – including pat downs and

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