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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration today celebrated the 35th anniversary of the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program. The program continues its dramatic expansion since 9/11 by announcing the graduation of 12 teams. These teams will serve in airports and mass transit systems from Los Angeles to Atlanta.
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.
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
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named David Wynn as federal security director (FSD) for Jackson-Evers (Miss.) International Airport. Wynn joins TSA from the Hattiesburg (Miss.) Police Department where he has served as chief of police for the past six years.
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.
CLEVELAND – The Transportation Security Administration and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) today will unveil a new $7.5 million in-line explosives detection baggage screening system now operational at the airport.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to Lockheed Martin Corporation – Transportation and Security Solutions of Rockville, Md., worth $70 million for the initial deployment of a credential for workers requiring access to secure areas of port facilities.