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Train Police Officers to Spot Terrorist Related Activity

Press Release
TSA Designs and Tests Curriculum to Train Police Officers to Spot Terrorist-Related Activity ARLINGTON, VA. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today launched a campaign to ensure that state and local law enforcement officers throughout the U.S. are trained to detect potential terrorist-related activities in their communities and on their roadways.

TSA Pre✓™ Begins at LaGuardia Airport: Qualified Passengers to Receive Expedited Screening

Press Release

NEW YORK – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the start of TSA Pre✓™ operations at LaGuardia Airport (LGA). TSA Pre✓™ is a passenger pre-screening initiative that allows qualified passengers to go through an expedited security process, which among other benefits, allows them to keep their shoes and light-weight jackets on while going through the checkpoint. At LGA, select Delta Air Lines frequent flyers are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits when traveling domestically.

TSA Pre✓™ Screening Benefits Expanding to Additional Airports

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced new details regarding the expansion of the TSA Pre✓™ initiative. Since its launch in October 2011, more than 640,000 passengers have been screened through TSA Pre✓™.

TSA Pre ✓™ Begins at Ronald Reagan Washington National and Chicago O’Hare International

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today launched TSA Pre✓™ operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) and Chicago O'Hare International (ORD) airports. In addition, active duty service members in the U.S. Armed Forces are now eligible to receive the same expedited screening benefits when flying out of DCA as part of TSA Pre✓™. TSA has worked closely with the Department of Defense to implement these screening procedures for service members.

Air Cargo 2012 Spring Conference

Speech
TSA Administrator John S. Pistole, Remarks As Prepared for Delivery, Air Cargo 2012 Spring Conference Miami, Florida, March 20, 2012

Rail and Mass Transit Agencies Earn TSA Recognition for Security

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration is recognizing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) today as one of 17 rail and mass transit agencies from across the nation that earned TSA's highest rating of "Gold Standard" on the agency's most recent Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) for their dedication to building a strong security program.

TSA Pre ✓™ Begins at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the start of TSA Pre✓™ operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). TSA Pre✓™ is a passenger pre-screening initiative and at JFK select American Airlines' frequent flyers are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits when traveling domestically.

TSA Education Program Expands to Employees in All 50 States

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that the TSA Associates Program, a program that allows Transportation Security Officers to advance their education and career development in the field of homeland security, is now represented in all 50 states.

TSA Announces Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the Aviation Security Advisory Committee

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the appointment of Carter Morris and Bill Cason to be the respective Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). ASAC is TSA's sole federal advisory committee that gives the agency recommendations for improving civil aviation security methods, equipment and procedures.

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