Daily Buzz: TSA’s Luggage-Scanning Tech Is Getting Better

With improved scanner technology, TSA will soon no longer require travelers to remove laptops and other items from carry-on luggage. Also: Your learning management system’s role in volunteering.

Good news for business travelers: Thanks to new Transportation Security Administration scanner technology, laptops can soon stay securely in your bags during security. (Can we get a hallelujah?)

Last week, TSA signed a contract for 300 new carry-on luggage screening machines with computed tomography technology, reported Bloomberg Government. The CT machines create 3D images of bags’ contents and will be able to detect items current TSA regulations dictate flyers must remove during security, namely laptops and liquids.

“It’s not a little bit better, it’s a lot better,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske of the technology in a press call with Bloomberg Government.

For travelers, the new protocol also means a faster security process.

But don’t get too excited yet: The rollout of the machines doesn’t begin until this summer, and TSA has yet to confirm which airports will receive them.

The Perks of Using Your LMS as a Volunteer Tool

It isn’t always easy to get your members to volunteer—but you might be able to ease the process if your association’s learning management system (LMS) is involved in the training and onboarding process.

“When (volunteers) get together for a meeting or arrive on site for an event, they want to get to work and spend their time doing what they were appointed or signed up for,” says the WBT Systems team on its blog. “They don’t want to spend precious meeting or event time going over bylaws or ‘housekeeping’ practices. Instead, deliver volunteer orientation and onboarding online, so they can get the training they need when it’s convenient for them.”

Using your LMS as a volunteer tool can also save your organization money on in-person training sessions, as well as better connect volunteers from the get-go.

Other Links of Note

What content should be public, and what should be for members only? The HighRoad Solution blog explains.

Disaster recovery planning is a part of long-term operational continuity. The NonProfit Times shares four things to consider while formulating a plan.

A successful podcast hinges on the right microphones. The Verge can help you decide which microphone is best for you.

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Jeff Hsin

By Jeff Hsin


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