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Ashtabula Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
ASHTABULA, Ohio – Today, port workers, longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Ashtabula will begin to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The program's goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a security threat.

TSA Announces Key Elements of Registered Traveler Program

Press Release
Smart Card Technology to be Used to Store Fingerprint Biometrics WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced several parameters for a nationwide private sector Registered Traveler (RT) program, including the biometrics to be used for identification purposes and the redress process for individuals who are denied access to the program. The Registered Traveler program is envisioned as a means to accelerate the screening process at participating airports for passengers who voluntarily choose to enroll in the program.

Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport Unveil Explosives Detection Trace Portal Machines

Press Release
Critical explosives technology now in place at 26 airports nationwide WASHINGTON, D.C. – With a sharp eye focused on the threat of explosives, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that it has deployed explosives detection trace portal machines to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). The two airports join Baltimore-Washington International and 23 others nationwide in a program designed to prevent explosives material from getting on-board commercial aircraft.