USA Flag

Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

2011 Archives

TSA Announces Launch of TSA Cares Toll Free Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Needs

Press Release

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.

Readout of Reestablished Aviation Security Advisory Committee’s First Meeting

Array

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.

TSA Pre✓™ Expedited Screening Pilot Starts at McCarran International Airport

Press Release

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 Announces Additional Advanced Imaging Technology Deployments at U.S.

Press Release

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.

TSA Provides Updates to Travelers on Security Procedures for the Holiday Travel Season

Press Release

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.

TSA Partners in Support of Nation's Veterans

Array

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, Homeland Security Policy Institute, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Press Release

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole
Remarks As Prepared for Delivery
Homeland Security Policy Institute
George Washington University

November 10, 2011
Washington, DC

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.

Readout of TSA Special Counselor Kimberly Walton's Participation in a Meeting with Community Leaders from Jewish and Muslim Communities

Array

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.

TSA Announces New Aviation Security Advisory Committee Members

Press Release

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.

Páginas