I have no idea what they're planning to do but I.D. badges would not surprise me. Over @ the John B. Connally building (Headquarters for all of the TAMU System including TEEX & NERRTC) over by the Hilton, all employees have to wear I.D. badges and if you don't work there, you have to go through the front door, sign in, get an I.D. badge, and soon will have to provide photo I.D. and then you'll get a visitors badge. I have to do this every time I go up there even though I WORK for TEEX but not @ the same building. TAMU considers the JBC Building to be a "high value target" for terrorists all because NERRTC is located on the first floor.
The same mentality is what governs the airport. Make everything look "secure" so people will feel better but don't really improve security. It seems the passenger terminal is where they really are 100% sure a terrorist problem will occur. To quote "We don't want a terrorist getting thorugh this airport because it would give them access to the entire U.S. airline system. Terrorists probably think that smaller airports will have less security. We will not allow that to be the case." They don't want people taking pictures inside the terminal, of the ramp where aircraft load/unload, or of airport procedures around the terminal. Even pictures of the tarmac from inside the terminal will result in having your film taken.
I would like to know which TAMU idiot thought up this rule. Something tells me the head of TEEX (who is going to be the Chancellor of Engineering soon) had a big part of it.
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