The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the bombings in Mumbai, India, as is the rest of the federal government. At this time, there is no specific or credible intelligence suggesting an imminent threat to the homeland or our transit systems. There are no plans to raise the nation’s threat level as a result of this atrocious act. We will work with individual transit agencies that may choose to increase their vigilance, as a matter of prudence, at this time. More generally, we continue to strengthen mass transit security throughout the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the appointment of John P. Sammon as Assistant Administrator for the recently created office of Transportation Sector Network Management (TSNM).
WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that J. Mark Heisey has been named Federal Security Director (FSD) at Joe Foss Field Airport at Sioux Falls, S.D. Heisey assumes the position, which has oversight over all TSA security operations at airports in South Dakota, after serving as Acting FSD since December 2005.
This is the first grant cycle since completion of the Department’s Second Stage Review last summer and our creation of a unified Preparedness Directorate. The preparedness mission transcends the entire Department. Our approach to preparedness aggregates critical assets within DHS to support our operating components and the work of our external partners to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from threats to America’s safety and security. The Directorate serves a strategic integration function of people, funding and programs.
HOUSTON, Texas – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Arthur J.Meinke has been named Federal Security Director (FSD) at George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and James L. Marchand has been named FSD for William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). As FSDs, Meinke and Marchand will oversee all TSA security operations at Houston’s airports.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Lee R. Kair as Federal Security Director (FSD) for the Orlando (Fla.) International Airport.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Karen Burke has been named Federal Security Director (FSD) at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. In that role, Burke will manage all TSA operations and initiatives at the airport.
Bringing sparklers, bottle rockets and other fireworks to the airport can result in delays and monetary fines WASHINGTON, D.C. – In anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminds travelers that fireworks – including sparklers and bottle rockets – are prohibited in checked baggage and from passing through security checkpoints. Other common prohibited items include firearms, knives, pocketknives, lighters and box cutters. TSA security officers continue to intercept over 30,000 lighters a day nationwide, which results in delays for every passenger at the security checkpoint. Bringing prohibited items to the checkpoint can result in a fine of up to $10,000 and possible arrest and imprisonment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the graduation of 24 members of its National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program. The teams are assigned to mass transit systems in Washington D.C. (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority); Chicago (Chicago Transit Authority) and San Diego (San Diego Trolley, Inc.); and airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dayton, Ohio, Ft. Myers, Fla., Buffalo, N.Y., Washington D.C., Norfolk, Va., Seattle, San Francisco, and Oakland, Calif.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Peter Loverso has been named Acting Federal Security Director (FSD) at Charleston International Airport in Charleston, S.C. In his role, Loverso will oversee all TSA security operations at the airport.