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Minneapolis, St. Paul Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

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MINNEAPOLIS – Port and longshore workers, truckers and others at the ports of Minneapolis and St. Paul began enrolling last week 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.

Jacksonville Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

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Jacksonville, Fl. – Port and longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Jacksonville 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 rest of 2007 and 2008.

DHS Agencies Announce Enrollment Dates for TWIC at Long Beach and Five Other Ports

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) today announced enrollment in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program will begin at six more ports 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.

Lake Charles Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
Lake Charles, La. – Today, port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the Port of Lake Charles 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 Dates for TWIC Program Enrollment at 10 More Ports

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced enrollment in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program will begin at 10 more ports 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. TWIC enrollment began Oct. 16 at the Port of Wilmington, Del., and has expanded to 11 other ports nationwide. Ultimately, the program will vet more than 1 million workers through the rest of 2007 and 2008.

TSA Ready For Record Setting Holiday Travel Season

Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that security checkpoints at the nation's more than 450 airports have coordinated staffing and are prepared to accommodate the busy holiday travel season.

Chicago Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
CHICAGO - Today, port workers, longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Chicago, 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.

Houston Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
HOUSTON – Tomorrow, port workers, longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Houston, 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.

Oakland Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
OAKLAND, Calif. – Tomorrow, port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the Port of Oakland become the first in the region 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.

Port of Corpus Christi Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Security Credential

Press Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the port of Corpus Christi will begin enrolling tomorrow 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.

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