Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, Nov 20, 2012.
I do not know whether the orders came from above or whether it came from Bob.
I sent an email to the TSA Contact Center asking if TSA employees have to ID themselves. I expect any answer I get will not address the question if I get a response at all.
I note that Rugape didn't address it, either.
You'll either get no response, or a response that doesn't answer the question or answers something different altogether.
Are TSA employees required to provide names if asked?
Is the wearing of identity documents on the uniform upside down correct TSA policy?
It is even simpler if at the beginning of any contact with a TSA screener (or TSM even better) you ask to see their SIDA credentials. I do this at FLL, BWI, SAT, RDU, etc and the screeners are very much unnerved by it. Amazing how their attitude changes when you know their complete name before the screening starts.
People here for the most part know of your efforts. Since Blogger Bob made an issue our of Amy's blog he has set himself up to look like a fool regardless of whether he answers the ID questions or not.
Blogdad Bob just became a laughing stock of the blogoshphere.
It's outrageous and likely illegal, for a government thug to waste taxpayer money to harassing a citizen for expressing her dissatisfaction with his agency on a Federal website. There should be an Congressional investigation int this blatant harassment of Alkon simply because she is critical of these perverts.
I received an answer from "email@example.com" listed as the "TSA Contact Center"
Apparently TSA outsources this function.
Attached to the message was this warning so it seems like I can't tell you guys that TSA does not disclose the identity of "Federal TSOs". Since I have no security clearance it also seems Senture has disseminated confidential information to a non-cleared person. I believe there are federal laws with severe penalties for releasing classified information to persons without clearance.
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As there's no answer to this question anywhere that I can see, the answers must be no and yes.
I guess Rugape just missed this question since there is no reason to not answer.
Are TSA employees required to provide names if asked? Is the wearing of identity documents on the uniform upside down correct TSA policy?
Of course it isn't correct. That this occurs just shows that the employees who do this don't take their job seriously and neither do their bosses. It should result in immediate discipline and if repeated, it should result in termination.
I find it enlightening that our member who works for TSA and is part of the TSA blog team seems unwilling to answer such a question. I have to take it that he has received direction from superiors to not answer such questions.
And TSA is suppose to be on our side, not the side of terrorists.
It's pretty clear to me, especially with Bob going after Amy Alkon, that they've redefined us as the terrorists. In their minds, anyway. Now they're wishing they had an effective propaganda department so maybe they could convince the masses to agree with them.
This passage is from Chief TSA Propagandist Blogger Bob. See if you can pick our the error.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Meet Our Blog Team
Bob Burns (Blogger, Commenter & Moderator) -Yes, my real name is Bob. I am a real person and not a pseudonym as some think. My middle name is Robert and I've gone by Bob my entire life.
I started with the TSA in September 2002. I worked at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) for 5 years and am currently assigned TSA headquarters. I started as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO), and have since been promoted to a Social Media Analyst with the Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs to manage social media and write for the Blog.
In my 10 years with TSA, I've also worked as an Operations Watch Officer, Instructor, Training Coordinator, Behavior Detection Officer, and I served as the Vice Chairman on TSA's first National Advisory Council - a group representing TSA's frontline workforce in discussions with TSA leadership on security and workplace issues.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think they were called "Officers" in 2002 when he started with the TSA.
ETA: DUH...just did the math. Dates are not correct
And is his real is Curtis....
Not the error I am seeing. Seeing as we are near the end of the year may be helpful.
The dates highlighted in your post (#36) are what seems odd to me.
Blogger Bob was a liar from the start. Or a very poor mathematician. Or both.
Separate names with a comma.