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Debra Engel Named Federal Security Director for Charleston

Press Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Transportation Security Administration has named Debra Engel as the federal security director (FSD) for South Carolina’s Charleston International, Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach International airports.

Gail Linkins Named Federal Security Director of the Year for Central Region

Press Release
MOBILE, Ala. – The Transportation Security Administration has named Gail Linkins, the federal security director (FSD) at Mobile Regional Airport, Montgomery Regional-Dannelly Field and Dothan Regional airports, as the agency’s FSD of the Year for the Central Region. The award recognizes the FSD who makes significant contributions in providing operational direction for airport security, demonstrating integrity and innovation while adding value to other airports and agencies nationwide.

TSA Names New Federal Security Director for Colorado Springs Municipal Airport

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration has named Gary R. McCurdy as the federal security director (FSD) for the Colorado Springs Municipal and Pueblo Memorial airports. McCurdy comes to Colorado after serving as FSD for all 10 commercial airports in Wyoming.

Mike Aguilar Named Federal Security Director of the Year for Western Region

Press Release
SAN DIEGO– The Transportation Security Administration has named Michael J. Aguilar, the federal security director (FSD) at San Diego International Airport, McClellan-Palomar, and Imperial Valley Airports, as the agency’s FSD of the Year for the Western Region, distinguishing him among his peers. The award recognizes the FSD who makes significant contributions in providing operational direction for federal security, demonstrating integrity and innovation while adding value to other airports and agencies nationwide.

TSA Awards Private Screening Contract to US Helicopter and McNeil Security Under Screening Partnership Program

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration today announced the signing of a three-party contract with US Helicopter Corporation and McNeil Security Inc., under the agency’s Screening Partnership Program (SPP) for the establishment of screening operations to support airport shuttle services at the East 34th Street Heliport in Manhattan.

DHS Issues Credentialing Rule to Secure Access To U.S. Ports

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the issuance of the final rule for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC™) program, which enhances port security by checking the backgrounds of workers before they are granted unescorted access to secure areas of vessels and maritime facilities. The rule was posted publicly on TSA's web site January 1, 2007, and has been delivered to the Federal Register for posting in the coming days.

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