I'd like to see where you get the idea that government employees have higher salaries? The people I know who work for the Fed gov tend to have lower salaries than the people I know that work for corporations. Fed salaries can be found here: http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/index.asp
As for insane job security, the people laid off would disagree. http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/19/10191199-good-news-for-government-workers-layoffs-easing?lite
Still, if you have your own movie player, it is much more convenient to have your own DVDs to watch in your tent or while waiting for something.
Stop physically touching people. Use a metal detector and a bomb dog. If you can get it past those two things, your getting it past a TSA agent.
So now sharp hard plastic/ceramic objects can easily pass through.