Tag: Transportation Security Administration

Southwest Airlines’ stowaway not considered a security breach

Southwest Airlines’ stowaway not considered a security breach

| August 13, 2014

When a woman managed to board a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose, California to Los Angeles without a ticket last week, the real story was, of course, about the security breach. The situation brings up some obvious questions: How could something like this happen in post-9/11 America? Don’t we have better security than this? […]

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Should the TSA keep their Behavior Detection Officers?

Should the TSA keep their Behavior Detection Officers?

| January 29, 2014

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spends around $200 million a year on a behavioral-detection program that many believe is ineffective. The job of a behavior detection officer A behavior detection officer (BDO) is a TSA agent trained to identify suspicious behaviors, such as fidgeting, excessive sweating, and wearing  heavy clothes in a warm climate. […]

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