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Enhanced security measures at certain airports overseas

Press Release

Last week, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson directed TSA to implement enhanced security measures at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.

As the traveling public knows, all electronic devices are screened by security officers. During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. The traveler may also undergo additional screening.

TSA Pre✓™ application center now open at Palm Beach International Airport

Press Release

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Transportation Security Administration and Palm Beach International Airport today announced the opening of an application site for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.

Three men arrested at JFK Airport with expandable batons

Press Release

NEW YORK — Transportation Security Administration officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) detected batons in the carry-on baggage of two men, and in the checked bag of a third man, in separate incidents within a two-hour period June 30. All three individuals were arrested by law enforcement.

TSA Pre✓™ application center now open in Wichita, Kansas

Press Release

WICHITA, Kan. — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the opening of an application center in Wichita for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on bag.

TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.

September 11th Security Fee increase

In The News

“As required by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, TSA has published an interim final rule to the Federal Register to restructure the September 11th Security Fee.

“In accordance with Federal Law, the revenue generated from the security fee will be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury. The revenue is to be used to offset TSA costs for providing civil aviation security services, after stipulated amounts are applied to reduction of the federal deficit.”

TSA Pre✓™ application center now open at Orlando International Airport

Press Release

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Transportation Security Administration and Orlando International Airport today announced the opening of an application site for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.

TSA Pre✓™ application center now open at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Press Release

ST. LOUIS — The Transportation Security Administration and Lambert–St. Louis International Airport today announced the opening of an application site for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.

TSA names Melvin Carraway new deputy administrator

Press Release

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Melvin J. Carraway will become deputy administrator July 13, 2014. Carraway replaces Deputy Administrator John W. Halinski, who will retire July 12, 2014. Carraway currently serves as TSA supervisory federal air marshal in charge, Dallas field office.

4 Montana airports awarded private screening contract

Press Release

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the selection of Comprehensive Security Services Inc. and FirstLine Transportation Security Inc. — a joint venture — as the private screening contractors under the agency's Screening Partnership Program. These companies will provide screening service for four airports in Montana: Bert Mooney Airport (BTM), Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), Glacier Park International Airport (GPI) and Yellowstone Airport (WYS).

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