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2008 Archives

Port of Portsmouth Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Security Credential

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the Port of Portsmouth will begin enrolling tomorrow 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

Chattanooga Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Starting today, port and longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Chattanooga begin enrolling 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 Announces Enrollment Dates at the Ports of La Porte, Galveston and Freeport, Texas for the Federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential

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HOUSTON – Port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the ports of La Porte, Galveston and Freeport, Texas will begin enrolling individuals 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. Nationwide, more than 1 million workers with unescorted access to secure areas will apply in 2008.

DHS Announces New Aviation Security and Traveler Screening Enhancements

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BALTIMORE– The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today improvements aimed at strengthening aviation security while decreasing the hassle factor for travelers. Among the key improvements, DHS is providing airlines more flexibility to allow passengers to check in remotely who have been unable to do so because they have a name similar to someone on a watch list. The department also unveiled the Checkpoint Evolution prototype, which begins full operation at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) today.

TSA Announces Bi-coastal Launch of Millimeter Wave Imaging Technology

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WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today pilots of millimeter wave technology to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Millimeter wave is currently in use at Phoenix Sky-Harbor International Airport. Millimeter wave detects weapons, explosives and other threat items concealed under layers of clothing without any physical contact. It is a promising alternative to the physical pat-down.

Port of New London Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Security Credential

Press Release
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Port and longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of New London will begin enrolling today 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 Nancy Baggott Federal Security Director for Long Beach Airport

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Nancy Baggott as the federal security director for Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, Calif. Baggott has worked in the TSA's Transportation Security Operations Center since 2003, most recently serving as command duty officer responsible for the operational coordination and crisis management response on a national scale.

Port of Bangor Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Security Credential

Press Release
BANGOR – Port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the Port of Bangor began enrolling last week 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 Federal Security Director for Syracuse Hancock International Airport

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Daniel E. Liddell as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Syracuse (N.Y.) Hancock International Airport (SYR). As the FSD, he will oversee all TSA operations at Syracuse Hancock and spoke operations at Binghamton, Ithaca, Watertown, Ogdensburg, Massena and Rome airports, all in New York.

Port of San Diego Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Port and longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of San Diego are now able 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.

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