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DHS Delivers Guidance For Screening Partnership Program

Press Release

Las Vegas – Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, today released the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) "Guidance on Screening Partnership Program" (SPP). The document provides initial information for airports that may be interested in having private companies provide screeners. This option is available through a provision in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) that grants any airport the opportunity to "opt-out" of having federal passenger and baggage screeners and choose private security service companies to conduct screening operations under TSA management after November 19, 2004.

TSA Names Pat Broderick Federal Security Director at the Quad Cities Airport

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Patrick J. Broderick as the Federal Security Director at the Quad Cities Airport. Broderick, who has served in Moline, Ill., as the Assistant Federal Security Director for the past two years, will assume leadership of all TSA activities in Moline and spoke airports in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Burlington, Iowa.

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

Press Release

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.

Five Airports to Serve as TSA Test Bed for Explosives Trace Detection Portals

Press Release

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), announced that TSA today began an operational test and evaluation of an explosives trace detection portal at a passenger security checkpoint at T.F. Green Airport, south of Providence, R.I.

TSA Pledges $2.2 Million To Sea-Tac Aviation Security Efforts

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced TSA has signed a contract with the Port of Seattle for $2.2 million to offset the costs of planning and design work for deploying additional Explosives Detection System (EDS) machines in the lobbies of various terminals at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac).

TSA Begins Second Phase of Rail Security Experiment

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Amtrak passengers boarding long-distance trains at Washington, D.C.'s Union Station will have their checked luggage screened for explosives June 7–30 as part of the second stage of a pilot program exploring new measures for rail security, the Department of Homeland Security announced today.

FACT SHEET: Train and Rail Inspection Pilot, Phase I

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Objective:

Implement a pilot program to determine the feasibility of screening passengers, luggage and carry-on bags for explosives in the rail environment.

TRIP I Background:

TSA Awards Additional $8.2 Million in Grants to Airports for Advanced Security Technology

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Rear Adm. David M. Stone, Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced that 10 airports have been awarded a total of $8.2 million in grants for Airport Terminal Security Enhancements.

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