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TSA Pledges $15 Million to San Francisco International Airport Security Efforts

Thursday, June 17, 2004
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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced TSA has signed a contract with the Airport Commission for the City and County of San Francisco for $15 million to offset the costs of completing a permanent in-line Explosives Detection System (EDS) at San Francisco International Airport.

The contract is part of TSA's commitment to achieving maximum security, efficiency and passenger convenience through a permanent in-line EDS-based screening system.

"TSA continues to work with the airport commission to meet growing demand and maintain the highest security standards for San Francisco International Airport," said Admiral Stone. "This work will lead to more efficient baggage screening – serving security and improving customer service."

The Project will require the Commission to perform the entire scope of work associated with not only the installation of integrated and non-integrated EDS equipment, but also the improvements to be made to the existing screening configurations in the baggage handling system at SFO.

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