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In a plain-looking warehouse at the out-of-the-way Atlantic City Airport, you’ll find one of the nation’s most important research labs. It’s operated by the Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate. It’s purpose is to test, validate and even help develop the screening technology for keeping air travel safe. I recently spent a day at the Transportation Security Laboratory or TSL. This interview is Federal Drive host Tom Temin’s first of in a series of four with TSL leadership, starting with the lab director, Dr. Christopher Smith. Among other things, Dr. Smith explained why screening is part of the Science and Technology Directorate and not the Transportation Security Administration.
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