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2007 Archives

New Health Benefits Program Offers Incentive for Part-Time Employees

Press Release
WASHINGTON - An innovative new benefits program means Transportation Security Administration (TSA) part-time transportation security officers (TSOs) throughout the country can now pay lower health insurance premiums - the same amount as their full-time counterparts. The change will result in substantial savings and act as an important incentive to attract and retain this critical group of employees.

TSA Names Brian Delauter Federal Security Director for Savannah

Press Release

Jon Allen
404-460-2282

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Brian Delauter as the federal security director for Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport and seven other airports in Georgia and South Carolina.

Delauter comes to Savannah from Jacksonville, Fla., where he served most recently as assistant federal security director.

DHS Agencies Announce Date for TWIC Program Enrollment at Corpus Christi, Texas

Press Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – On Nov. 1, port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the port of Corpus Christi, Texas will begin to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The 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 security threat.

First Workers Apply for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
WILMINGTON, Del. - Tomorrow, port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the Port of Wilmington, Del., become the first in the nation 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 Names FSD for LA/Ontario International Airport

Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Shannon Garcia-Hamilton has been named federal security director for LA/Ontario International Airport, Ontario, Calif.

TSA Names Gary Milano Federal Security Director for Tampa

Press Release
TAMPA, Fla. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Gary Milano as the federal security director for Tampa International, Sarasota Bradenton International and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International airports.

TSA Tests Second Passenger Imaging Technology at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Press Release
PHOENIX – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today it will begin testing millimeter wave passenger imaging technology at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) as a voluntary alternative to a pat-down during secondary screening. In a matter of seconds, this technology can detect weapons, explosives and other threat items concealed under layers of clothing without physical contact.

TSA Awards Multiple Contracts to Expand Suite of Security Technology

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that the agency has awarded $52.3 million worth of contracts to deploy security technology piloted at airports and mass transit facilities in recent months, moving to quickly bring enhanced screening equipment to the nation's travelers. Newly procured technology includes: advanced technology (AT) X-ray; automated explosives detection (auto-EDS) for the checkpoint; bottled liquid scanners; passive millimeter wave; and a cast/prosthetics screening device.

DHS Agencies Announce Progress on TWIC Program

Press Release
WILMINGTON – On October 16, port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the port of Wilmington, Del., will become the first workers in the nation to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The 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 security threat.

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