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2009 Archives

Private Screening Contract Awarded for Roswell International Air Center

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of BOS Security, Inc., of Athens, Ga., as the private screening contractor for the Roswell (N.M.) International Air Center under the Screening Partnership Program (SPP).

TSA Reminds Summer Travelers to be Prepared for Security

Press Release
WASHINGTON – TSA Reminds Summer Travelers to be Prepared for Security As the 4th of July approaches and summer travel heats up, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminds travelers to be prepared and plan ahead for airport security procedures.

Florida Airport Hosts Its First VIPR Operation

TSA Weekly

TSA Inspectors (left) Steven Calabro and Phil Eastberg work with their canine partners, Drotoy and Shanka, respectively, during the first Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) operation held at Sanford (Fla.) International Airport on June 17. Other participating agencies included the Sanford Airport Police Department, Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Air Marshal Service.

TSA and Ad Council Raise Awareness of Secure Flight Program as part of National Public Education Campaign

Press Release
Over 195 Million Passengers Expected to Fly this Summer: Campaign Continues to Educate Travelers about Procedures at Airport Checkpoints in time for Memorial Day To coincide with Memorial Day and the start of the summer travel season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is continuing their partnership with the Ad Council to launch a national public awareness campaign that educates passengers about TSA's upcoming Secure Flight program, a collaborative effort with the airlines that enhances watch list matching through a phased-in approach.

Newark TSO Finds Replica IEDs and Blasting Caps

TSA Weekly

It was business as usual at Newark Liberty (N.J.) International Airport on May 8 when a male passenger checked his nine bags. But the quiet did not last long.

Two of the bags contained replica improvised explosive devices, accompanied by inert blasting caps.

"Finding these items demonstrates exactly why TSA is in the airport screening bags and passengers," said Newark FSD Barbara Powell.