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2009 Archives

TSA and St. Lucia Partner to Enhance Aviation Security in Caribbean

Thousands of miles from the U.S. shore, in the southern Caribbean Sea, the Transportation Security Administration has launched an aviation security pilot program with the St. Lucia Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation. St. Lucia is the first nation to partner with TSA in the new program to enhance aviation security in other countries through best practices and information sharing.

TSA Statement on US Airways Flight 1549

TSA is monitoring the situation involving US Airways flight 1549. At this point, there is no indication that this is a security-related incident. TSA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates if appropriate.

For more information concerning this incident, please contact the Federal Aviation Administration or US Airways.

TSA Names John Sides as Federal Security Director for West Texas Region

Press Release
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named John Sides as federal security director for the West Texas region that has responsibility for security at the Lubbock Preston Smith International, Midland International, Rick Husband Amarillo International, Abilene Regional and San Angelo Regional airports.

TSA Supports Secret Service in Bolstering Security for 56th Presidential Inauguration

Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today plans to support U.S. Secret Service efforts to secure transportation systems and events surrounding the 56th Presidential Inauguration. This support is a great example of the collaborative effort of Department of Homeland Security agencies that occurs on a daily basis.

TSA and St. Lucia Partner to Enhance Aviation Security

Press Release
ST. LUCIA - The U.S Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the St. Lucian Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation announced today a plan to enhance aviation security on the Caribbean island nation.

TSA Statement on AirTran Flight 175

Security is a shared responsibility and this incident highlights the multiple layers of security that are in place in today's aviation environment.