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2008 Archives

TSA Names Federal Security Director for Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Press Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Derek "Rick" DePietro as federal security director (FSD) for Buffalo Niagara International Airport. As FSD, he will oversee all TSA operations at Buffalo Niagara and spoke operations at Chautauqua County and Niagara Falls International airports.

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Annual Conference and Exposition

Speech

Keynote Speech
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
Annual Conference and Exposition
New Orleans
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
GALE ROSSIDES

Thank you for this opportunity to appear today to discuss the future of transportation security. Thank you to our friends from AAAE for their partnership and to Chip Barclay for that kind introduction. Chip has been the best kind of partner – always supportive.

Little Rock Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Port and longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Little Rock today 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.

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

Press Release
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands – Port and long shore workers, truckers and others on the Island of St. Croix today 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 Greenville Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
Greenville, Miss. – Port and long shore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Greenville today 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.

Quantum Security: Keeping Ahead of the Threat

Speech

Kip Hawley
Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Berlin Air Transport Security Conference:
1st Public-Private Security Conference
Berlin, 27 May 2008

Thank you. I am excited to be here in Berlin, with its rich scientific and creative heritage, and especially at the Berlin Air Show celebrating the accomplishments of aviation. It is hard not to think of the science that has made it all possible.

Port Manatee Workers Begin Enrollment for Federal Port Security Credential

Press Release
PALMETTO, Fla. – Port and longshore workers, truckers and others at Port Manatee today 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 Awards $844 Million to Secure Nation's Critical Infrastructure

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today more than $844 million in grant awards as part of its Infrastructure Protection Activities (IPA) grant program. Grant awards will strengthen security at ports and enhance transit, trucking and intercity bus systems. Funds provided will be used to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.

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