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TSA Pledges $3.4 Million For Explosive Detection Systems At Pittsburgh International Airport

Friday, September 17, 2004
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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has agreed to commit $3.4 million to Allegheny County Airport Authority for improvements to be made to the existing checked baggage screening system in the North Landside Terminal of Pittsburgh International Airport, Rear Adm. David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for TSA, announced today.

"TSA is committed to providing the latest and most efficient checked baggage screening equipment that supports both stronger security and improved customer convenience," said Admiral Stone. "This agreement is a testament to the ongoing partnership among TSA, Allegheny County Airport Authority and the airlines."

TSA continues to work with Congress and the aviation community to deploy permanent baggage screening solutions for airports. TSA has authorized nearly $1 billion for these efforts over the next three years.

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