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Remarks by TSA Administrator John S. Pistole at the Homeland Security Policy Institute Strategy and Leadership Forum

Speech

(As prepared for delivery)
Good morning. Thank you Frank for the kind introduction, and thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. I last addressed this group in the fall of 2011 at a time when our agency was just beginning to make a fundamental shift in the way we carried out one of our core functions – the security screening of approximately 1.8 million air travelers every day.

TSA Pre✓® expands to Billings Logan International Airport

Press Release

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the start of TSA Pre✓® operations at Billings Logan International Airport (BIL). TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that allows select BIL flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag.

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport awarded private screening contract

Press Release

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the selection of Trinity Technology Group Inc. of Manassas, Va., as the private screening contractor for Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) under the agency’s Screening Partnership Program.

TSA Pre✓® expands to Eagle County Regional Airport

Press Release

EAGLE, Colo. — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the start of TSA Pre✓® operations at Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE). TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that allows select EGE flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag.

2nd TSA Pre✓® application center now open at DFW

Press Release

DALLAS — The Transportation Security Administration and American Airlines today announced the opening of a second application site at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) for TSA Pre✓®, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. This site, located in the middle of Terminal C, will be exclusively for ticketed and connecting passengers. The original center is located pre-security at Terminal D, Gate 30.

TSA Pre✓® expands to students of 4 US service academies

Press Release

WASHINGTON — As the result of the ongoing partnership with the Department of Defense, the Transportation Security Administration has extended TSA Pre✓® expedited screening benefits to students of four U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy and Air Force Academy.

Cadets and midshipmen of these four academies are now able to enjoy the benefits of this expedited screening program at more than 120 participating airports when flying on 11 major airlines.

TSA Pre✓® expands to Hector International Airport

Press Release

FARGO, N.D. — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the start of TSA Pre✓® operations at Hector International Airport (FAR). TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that allows select FAR flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag.

Third TSA Pre✓® application center now open at LAX

Press Release

LOS ANGELES — The Transportation Security Administration, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Southwest Airlines today announced the opening of a third application site for TSA Pre✓®, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag.

TSA Pre✓® begins at Fort Wayne International Airport

Press Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the start of TSA Pre✓® operations at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA). TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that allows select FWA flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag.

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