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TSA Expands Explosives-Detection Capability to Newark Liberty International Airport

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that it has deployed an explosives detection trace portal to the passenger security checkpoint in Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport. This new trace portal machine exemplifies TSA's commitment to deploying state-of-the-art technology to our nation's airports in an ongoing effort to mitigate threats.

TSA Suspends 30-Minute Rule for Reagan National Airport

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is suspending the section of a Security Directive that has required all passengers flying into and out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to be seated for 30 minutes after departure or before arrival. The rule will be suspended as of 6 p.m. on Friday, July 15.

Secretary Michael Chertoff U.S. Department of Homeland Security Second Stage Review Remarks

Press Release

For most Americans, last week's attacks in London were a sobering and jarring reminder of the threats we now face. But for my fellow employees here at DHS, facing those dangers and reducing those threats is a daily responsibility. In his remarks about the London attacks, President Bush captured the essence of what motivates these outstanding men and women when he said, "The terrorists cannot shake our will. America and its allies will act decisively, because we know that the future of civilization is at stake in this struggle, and we know that the cause of freedom will prevail."

TSA Deploys New Technology to Ten Additional Airports by September

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Explosives detection trace portal has proven successful in the pilot program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has successfully completed the explosives detection trace portal program pilot phase for passenger screening. This new technology was tested in a pilot program in 14 cities and met TSA's rigorous standards for excellence.

TSA Initiates Third Phase of Hazmat Threat Assessment Program for Truck Drivers

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began the third and final implementation phase of the Hazmat Threat Assessment Program this week with the fingerprinting of commercial truck drivers applying to renew or transfer the hazardous materials endorsement (HME) on their State-issued commercial drivers licenses (CDL).

TSA Purchases 32 L-3 EDS Machines for In-line Checked Baggage Screening Systems

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has ordered 32 new eXaminer 6000 Explosives Detection System (EDS) machines from L-3 Communications of Woburn, Mass. The new delivery order is valued at $28.1 million. The machines will be delivered by spring of 2006 to support in-line explosives detection systems currently under construction at a number of airports.

43 EDS Machines from GE Will Support In-line Checked Baggage Screening Systems

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has ordered 43 CTX 9000DSi Explosives Detection System (EDS) machines from General Electric (GE) InVision Inc. of Newark, Calif. Under the new delivery order, the 43 EDS machines, valued at $51.6 million, will be delivered by the end of the year.

Explosives Detection Trace Portal Deployed to Los Angeles International Airport

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration recently installed a new explosives detection trace portal that will be used to screen passengers at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Terminal One. The equipment is part of a pilot program to test and evaluate the trace portal for screening passengers for explosives.

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