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New TSA Canine Program Will Significantly Enhance Air Cargo Security

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced a new canine program to enhance explosives detection capabilities in air cargo facilities nationwide. The launch of this program marks the first time that TSA is training its own employees to be explosives detection canine handlers.

TSA Names General Manager for Commercial Airports Security Division

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the appointment of Douglas Hofsass as general manager, Commercial Airports Security Division, Transportation Sector Network Management. In his previous capacity, Hofsass was the federal security director at LaGuardia Airport, New York City, where he also oversaw TSA security operations at Long Island MacArthur (Islip) Airport, Westchester County Airport and the Manhattan heliports for the past two years.

St. Louis Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release

ST. LOUIS – Today, port workers, longshore workers, truckers and others at The Port of Metropolitan St. Louis will begin 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.

DHS Agencies Announce Enrollment Dates for TWIC in 10 Ports

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that enrollment in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program will begin at 10 more locations in the coming weeks. This program ensures 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 known security threat.

Virginia Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
NORFOLK, Va. – Today, port workers, longshore workers, truckers and others at The Port of Virginia will begin 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.

Port of South Louisiana Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
LaPLACE, LA. - Port and longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of South Louisiana 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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