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TSA to Expand Explosives Detection Capability for Screening Checked Baggage

Press Release

Reveal EDS Machines to be Deployed to JFK, Newark and Gulfport-Biloxi Airports.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the purchase of eight Reveal Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) for screening checked baggage. The Reveal CT-80 machines are less in cost and smaller than the EDS machines currently in use.

TSA to Deploy Additional Explosives Trace Portals at Five Airports

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it will deploy Explosives Detection Trace Portal machines to the following airports by the end of May 2005: Miami International, San Francisco International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Boston's Logan International, and Los Angeles International.

TSA Awards Contract for EDS Maintenance to GE InVision and L-3 Communications

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has signed two separate contracts to provide maintenance for TSA's Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) machines currently deployed in the nation's largest airports. General Electric (GE) InVision, Inc. of Newark, Calif., will provide maintenance for the approximately 800 GE EDS machines while L-3 Communications of New York, N.Y., will provide maintenance for approximately 500 L-3 EDS machines.

Air Travelers Continue to Express High Confidence and Satisfaction In TSA Security and Customer Service

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second year in a row, air travelers gave consistently high marks to security screeners of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) both for customer service and for keeping air travel secure, according to a survey by McLean, Va.-based BearingPoint, Inc., one of the world's largest business consulting and systems integration firms.

TSA Awards Contract for Screening Equipment Maintenance After Open Competitive Process

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has signed a contract with Siemens Maintenance Services, LLC of Richardson, Texas following an open competition for an Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) contract. Siemens will provide maintenance for most of TSA's screening equipment, including metal detectors, X-ray machines, and Explosives Trace Detectors (ETDs) at the nation's 450 commercial airports.

TSA Adds Lighters to List of Items Prohibited Beyond Airport Checkpoints

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that all lighters will be prohibited from sterile areas of airports and onboard aircraft. This action is in response to a provision in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which was signed into law by the President on December 17, 2004, and requires that "butane" lighters be added to TSA's Prohibited Items List.

TSA Installs Two Explosives Detection Trace Portals at Las Vegas Airport

Press Release
McCarran International is First in Nation to Test Multiple Portals LAS VEGAS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the installation of two explosives detection trace portals at checkpoints C and D in McCarran International Airport’s Terminal 1.

TSA Opens "Maryland Three" Airports to Transient Aircraft Operators

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it will assume responsibility for ground security requirements and procedures at three general aviation (GA) airports located within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Flight Restricted Zone. Under TSA's interim final rule, transient operations will now be allowed to resume at the three airports. The three are College Park Airport, Potomac Airfield and Washington Executive/Hyde Field – commonly referred to as the "Maryland Three" airports.

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