WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the launch of TSA Cares today, a new helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, prior to getting to the airport. Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole today kicked off the first meeting of the reestablished Aviation Security Advisory Committee. ASAC is TSA's sole Federal advisory committee that gives the agency recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment, and procedures.
There were approximately 60 participants in the meeting, including advisory committee members, representatives from several government agencies, and members of the public.
WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole today announced the start of TSA Pre✓™ operations at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport, and that US Airways will offer TSA Pre✓™ to eligible passengers in early 2012. These initiatives mark the implementation of more key components of the agency's intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security.
TSA Administrator John S. Pistole
Remarks Prepared for Delivery
American Association of Airport Executives
11th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Crystal City, VA
December 12, 2011
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced 16 airports which are set to receive recently purchased millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units. The machines will be deployed with new automated target recognition (ATR) software designed to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images while improving throughput capabilities and streamlining the checkpoint screening process.
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today highlighted security procedures ahead of the busy holiday travel period and reminded travelers about the steps they can take to be prepared for airport security. Over the past few months, TSA has implemented a number of new risk-based security measures, including expedited prescreening initiatives for known travelers and airline crew members and modified procedures for screening passengers 12 and under, among other changes.
When a wounded U.S. military veteran passes through Newark Liberty International Airport, there is a good chance that Lead Transportation Security Officer Randal Habick of Brick, New Jersey is alongside, serving as a personal guide through the airport.
Habick, a former U.S. Army Military Police Officer, joined TSA in 2002 and maintains his connection with fellow veterans by volunteering to provide jet-door-to-curbside service for veterans with severe injuries.
TSA Administrator John S. Pistole
Remarks As Prepared for Delivery
Homeland Security Policy Institute
George Washington University
November 10, 2011
Good afternoon. Thank you, Frank, for that kind introduction, and for inviting me to share some thoughts with all of you regarding both the current state of transportation security, and what we at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are doing to strengthen it for all American travelers.
On November 3, 2011, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Special Counselor Kimberly Walton hosted a teleconference with members of several organizations representing Jewish and Muslim organizations. Participants included representatives from the Islamic Society of North America, Agudath Israel of America, Talmudic Schools/Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Orthodox Union.
WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole announced today the appointment of 24 new members to the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) – TSA's sole Federal advisory committee that gives the agency recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment, and procedures.