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2007 Archives

Statement by Secretary Michael Chertoff

Press Release
We have been in close contact with our counterparts in the U.K. regarding today’s incident at the Glasgow airport and yesterday’s car bomb discoveries in London. Our law enforcement and intelligence officials are closely monitoring the ongoing investigations. The senior leadership of the U.S. government has been meeting on these issues both yesterday and today. DHS and the FBI have provided updates and protective measures guidance to our state and local homeland security and law enforcement partners.

TSA Begins Travel Document Checking Pilot Program at JFK Airport

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has assumed responsibility for validating passenger identification and boarding passes at a number of security checkpoints at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The Port Authority Police Department provides law enforcement support.

TSA Names Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as Gateway for General Aviation Access to

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WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration today named Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) the newest gateway airport for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). That designation allows certain pre-cleared general aviation operations, including corporate aircraft, charter flights and on-demand operations, to fly directly from Lambert-St. Louis to Reagan National.

TSA Launches Employee Security Surges at Houston Airports

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HOUSTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced another in a series of operations to flexibly and nimbly augment employee security measures at our nation’s airports. Launched June 7, the operation took place at George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports, both in Houston.

TSA Ramps Up Employee Screening at Houston Airports

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HOUSTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today surge operations at Houston's airports that augment employee security measures at several other airports. The surge operations, launched yesterday, are underway at both George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports.

TSA Reminds Passengers: Be Prepared for Security this Summer Travel Season

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WASHINGTON - As the busy summer travel season begins, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminds travelers to be prepared and plan ahead for security. Passenger preparedness for the security process can have a significant impact on wait times at the checkpoint.

TSA Names Barbara Bonn Powell Deputy Federal Security Director for Newark-Liberty International Airport

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NEWARK, N.J. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Barbara Bonn Powell as deputy federal security director (DFSD) for Newark-Liberty International Airport. Powell has served as acting DFSD at Newark-Liberty since December 2006.

As acting DFSD, Powell assisted the FSD with all federal security responsibilities, including management of a security workforce of over 1,300 men and women at one of the busiest airports in the country.

Key West and Florida Keys Marathon Airports Awarded Private Screening Contract Under Screening Partnership Program

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WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Raytheon Technical Services of Reston, Va., as the private screening contractor for Key West International and Florida Keys Marathon airports under the Screening Partnership Program (SPP). Raytheon will team with McNeil Security Inc. of Springfield, Va., for this contract.

TSA Attorney Named Transportation Security Lawyer of the Year by the Federal Bar Association

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WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) attorney Hattie Broussard today was named Transportation Security Lawyer of the Year by the Federal Bar Association. This award recognizes attorneys, in either government service or private practice, who have made significant contributions to the field in the previous year or who have distinguished themselves through consistent professional activity during their career.

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