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About TSA

TSA was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security.

Mission

Protect the Nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.

Vision

Provide the most effective transportation security in the most efficient way as a high performing counterterrorism organization.

Core Values

Integrity. Innovation. Team spirit.