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2007 Archives

Portland International Named Federal Airport of the Year

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) named Portland International Airport (PDX) as the agency's Western Area Airport of the Year during the agency's national awards ceremony held this past November. The award recognizes the airport that exhibits exceptional courtesy and attentiveness to all passengers and customers while offering the highest quality of airport security. TSA also recognized two transportation security officers from the state of Oregon with honorary awards.

Memphis Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
Memphis, Tenn. – Port and longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Memphis today 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. Nationwide, more than 1 million workers with unescorted access to secure areas will apply for TWIC during the remainder of 2007 and next year.

TSA Reminds Travelers to Be Ready For Security This Holiday

Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminds passengers to prepare before the airport for holiday travel. Leave gifts in carry-on luggage unwrapped and place laptops or other large electronics, including video game consoles and DVD players, in the security bin for screening.Travel tips are available at www.tsa.gov.

TSA Names Special Counselor

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the appointment of Kimberly Hubbard Walton as the assistant administrator for the Office of the Special Counselor (OSC). In her previous capacity, Walton was the acting assistant administrator for OSC and the deputy special counselor for the same office.

Brunswick Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Today, port workers, long shore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Brunswick 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.

DHS Agencies Announce Date for TWIC Program Enrollment at LA/Long Beach

Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Port and long shore workers, truckers and others at the ports of LA/Long Beach began to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program today. The program ensures 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.

Milwaukee Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Security Credential

Press Release
MILWAUKEE – Tomorrow, port and longshore workers, truckers and others working within the Port of Milwaukee 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 Sends Future Bomb Dogs to Jail

Press Release
AUSTIN, Texas – Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced a new program that will allow a select group of inmates to help care for puppies who will ultimately serve as explosives detection dogs within TSA's National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program.

DHS Agencies Announce Enrollment Dates for TWIC in New York/New Jersey and Seven Other Ports

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) today announced that enrollment in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program will begin at 10 more locations in the coming weeks. This program ensures 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 known security threat.

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