Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday TSA

10 years… It’s hard to believe. I remember my 10th birthday. I got an Atari 2600 Console with Space Invaders! I vaguely recall someone saying how good the graphics were compared to “Pong.” Those were the days… 

I also remember when I started at TSA. I didn’t start on November 19th, 2001 when TSA was created, but I did start shortly after in 2002 and was part of the team that Federalized Cincinnati’s CVG airport. We’ve come so far since then. I remember a very dedicated group of people who were very eager to learn and to protect their country. In many cases, people had left jobs that paid more money because of their desire to find a way to serve their country. 

While security screening at airports wasn’t new, we were recreating it. Everything was a learning experience and we took every opportunity to improve upon procedures and the way things were done. That’s still going on today. We’ve gone from using technology from the 1970s to using state of the art equipment such as the body scanners. We still strive to find ways to strengthen and improve our procedures according to the latest intelligence as well as continue to do so in our commitment to keep the flying public safe. 

Take a look at this post from last summer on all of the things we’ve accomplished since our inception. You can see just how far we’ve come and get an idea of how much further along we’ll be in the next 10 years.

Blogger Bob Burns
TSA Blog Team 

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