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2007 Archives

TSA Launches Airport-Wide Security Surge – Program Greatly Increases Screening of Airport Employees

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration today announced the first in a series of airport employee security operations to flexibly and nimbly increase layered security measures at our nation's airports. The surge operation, launched yesterday, is underway at Orlando International, Tampa International, Miami International, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International and Luis Muñoz Marín International (San Juan, Puerto Rico) airports.

TSA Unveils Backscatter Technology Testing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Press Release
PHOENIX – The Transportation Security Administration today unveiled an operational test to evaluate backscatter technology at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). This new technology can detect weapons, explosives and other metallic and non-metallic threat items concealed under layers of clothing without physical contact, and TSA has applied multiple protections for passengers' privacy.

DHS Launches Traveler Redress Inquiry Program – DHS Trip Provides a Central Gateway for Travel-Related Issues

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security announced today the launch of the DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP). Travelers can now seek redress and resolve possible watch list misidentification issues with any of the department’s component agencies at an easy to use and easy to access online location at http://www.dhs.gov/trip

TSA Names Hanscom Field as Gateway for General Aviation Access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration today named Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, MA 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 Hanscom Field to DCA.

TSA Expands Explosives Detection Capability at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration today announced the deployment of two Reveal explosives detection systems (EDS) for screening checked baggage at Wichita (Kan.) Mid-Continent Airport (ICT). The Reveal CT-80 machines are smaller in size and are less than half the price of other EDS machines currently in use at many commercial airports nationwide.

TSA Joins National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to Launch Amber Alert at Nation’s Airports

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Security Administration announced today that it is partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) to provide AMBER Alerts at airports across the country. Federal security directors (FSDs) and 43,000 transportation security officers (TSOs) nationwide will actively join the effort to stop child abductors.

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