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TSA Administrator John S. Pistole

Administrator Awarded 2014 Williams Trophy

November 17, 2014

The Washington Airports Task Force today presented TSA Administrator John S. Pistole with the 2014 Williams Trophy at their 32nd Annual General Meeting in Falls Church, Va.


Aviation Security Summit 2014

TSA leadership speaks at Aviation Security Summit

November 6, 2014

Administrator John S. Pistole spoke at the 14th Annual Aviation Security Summit, presented by the American Association of Airport Executives in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security and TSA, Nov. 4 in Arlington, Va.


In remembrance of Gerardo I. Hernandez

In remembrance of Gerardo I. Hernandez

November 1, 2014

Today marks one year since the tragic shooting of Transportation Security Officer Gerardo I. Hernandez and wounding of two other TSA employees and a passenger at Los Angeles International Airport.


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TSA Pre✓® begins at Fort Wayne International Airport

October 24, 2014

Fort Wayne International Airport becomes the 121st airport in the country where passengers can experience expedited screening. The airlines serving FWA that participate in the program are: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.


Administrator Pistole delivering keynote address at the Symposium on Innovation in Aviation Security

Administrator speaks at ICAO Symposium on Innovation in Aviation Security

October 22, 2014

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole gave the keynote address at the Symposium on Innovation in Aviation Security Oct. 21 in Montreal, Canada.


TSA assisted 85 veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War

TSA officers support honor flight veterans

October 09, 2014

TSA facilitates the screening process for veterans traveling through the Honor Flight Network by escorting them through the checkpoint to the departure gate.


Assistant Administrator Stephen Sadler

TSA assistant administrator testifies on Secure Flight program

September 18, 2014

Transportation Security Administration Assistant Administrator for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Stephen Sadler testified today before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation Security in a hearing titled “Safeguarding Privacy and Civil Liberties While Keeping our Skies Safe.” 


Administrator John S. Pistole threw out the first pitch at Washington Nationals game

TSA administrator throws out first pitch at Nationals game

September 16, 2014

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a recent Washington Nationals game against the Atlanta Braves as part of the Washington National’s 2014 Patriotic Series, which recognizes service members and first responders.


Explosives tranining program held in Colts Neck, New Jersey

TSA explosives training program

August 18, 2014

Transportation Security Administration officers continuously train to identify explosive components and keep them from ever making it onto a plane.


TSA explosives detection canine teams

TSA explosives detection canine teams

August 12, 2014

TSA explosives detection canine teams deter and detect explosives within transportation systems across the nation. Currently, there are more than 800 teams deployed across the country in support of security and screening operations.


Victoria Newhouse

Deputy Assistant Administrator speaks at 60th Air Safety Forum

August 8, 2014

TSA Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement Deputy Assistant Administrator Victoria Newhouse spoke at the Air Line Pilots Association 60th Air Safety Forum Aug. 6, in Washington, D.C., on a panel titled “Current Security Threats and Countermeasures.”


TSA’s evolution from a one-size-fits-all approach

Risk-based security: What this means for you

August 6, 2014

Following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Transportation Security Administration began changing the way it screens the nearly 2 million passengers who fly daily in and out of our nation’s 450-plus commercial airports.


John S. Pistole

TSA Administrator is featured speaker at GBTA convention

July 31, 2014

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole spoke at the 2014 Global Business Travel Association Convention July 30 in Los Angeles. The Administrator talked about transportation security initiatives that impact the global travel industry.


Lucy Coffey

TSA escorts oldest living female WWII veteran

July 29, 2014

Thanks to the assistance of the Honor Flight Network at San Antonio International Airport, her dreams came true this past weekend when she flew to D.C., to attend the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.


TSA Screening Partnership Program Director William Benner

TSA director testifies on Screening Partnership Program

July 29, 2014

TSA Screening Partnership Program Director William Benner testified today before the House Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation Security on a hearing titled “Examining TSA’s Management of the Screening Partnership Program.”


Baggage at airport

If You See Something, Say Something™

July 28, 2014

In this ever-changing world, it is important to maintain vigilant and recognize when a threat may be present.


TSA participates in 2014 Chemical Sector Security Summit

TSA participates in 2014 Chemical Sector Security Summit

July 28, 2014

Representatives from the TSA Office of Security Police and Industry Engagement presented on chemical transportation security at the 2014 Chemical Sector Security Summit on July 23.


Administrator Pistole speaks at Aspen security forum

Administrator Pistole speaks at Aspen Security Forum

July 25, 2014

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole spoke at the fifth annual Aspen Security Forum on aviation security on July 24 in Aspen.


Passenger traveling with pet going through checkpoint

Traveling with pets

July 10, 2014

Traveling with your pet is a simple process as long as you follow the proper screening procedures through the checkpoint.


TSA supports security at the World Cup

TSA supports security at the World Cup

June 27, 2014

Held every four years, the FIFA World Cup is one of the most anticipated international sporting events.


Intercepted firearm at Washington Dulles International Airport

Tips on traveling with firearms and parts

June 25, 2014

Firearm interceptions produce temporary gridlock for travelers who are expecting a more efficient security passage.


TSA testifies on the effectiveness canine teams have in detecting explosives and mitigating threats

TSA testifies on canine teams effectiveness for securing transportation systems

June 24, 2014

TSA Office of Security Services and Assessments Division Director AnnMarie Lontz and TSA Threat Assessment Division Director Melanie Harvey testified today on the effectiveness canine teams have in detecting explosives and mitigating threats.


TSA supports the Honor Flight Network

TSA supports the Honor Flight Network

June 5, 2014

The members of the TSA Honor Guard and an Austin Police Department bag piper paid tribute to 25 World War II veterans traveling through the Honor Flight Network at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on May 30, 2014.


TSA Pre✓™ expands to include Sun Country Airlines

TSA Pre✓™ expands to include Sun Country Airlines

May 21, 2014
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the expansion of TSA Pre✓™ to include eligible customers of Sun Country Airlines.


New baggage screening equipment at Ithaca Thompkins Regional Airport

TSA introduces new baggage screening equipment at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

May 21, 2014
The Transportation Security Administration has installed a new piece of high-tech baggage screening equipment at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) to screen checked baggage instead of having TSA officers manually inspect each piece of baggage whether it is a suitcase, duffel-bag, knapsack, box, golf bag or other item.


TSA Pre✓™ application center now open in Hoover

TSA Pre✓™ application center now open in Hoover

May 21, 2014
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the opening of an application site in Hoover 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 summer travel checklist

TSA night with the Nationals

May 19, 2014
The fourth annual TSA night with the Washington Nationals saw the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport honor guard deliver the colors, Transportation Security Officer Tabitha Massengberg of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport sing the anthem and Administrator John Pistole start the game with the traditional shout of “play ball!” on May 16.


TSA summer travel checklist

TSA travel tips for the Memorial Day holiday weekend

May 19, 2014
WASHINGTON – With over 2.6 million people expected to fly over the Memorial Day travel period, the Transportation Security Administration reminds travelers to prepare and plan ahead for the security screening process by visiting tsa.gov or using the My TSA mobile app.


Here's a pointer: Don't let a prank lead to prison. Aiming a laswer at an aircraft is a federal crime.

Protecting aircraft from lasers

May 16, 2014
Earlier this year, the FBI announced a program aimed at deterring people from pointing lasers at aircraft. The new initiative designed to educate the public about the dangers of “lasing” was initially focused on 12 field office areas of operation where laser strikes against aircraft were most prevalent.


DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Supervisor Transportation Security Officer Eddie Palacios and TSA Adminstrator Pistole

Chicago hero receives DHS Award for Valor

May 14, 2014
Chicago O’Hare Supervisor Transportation Security Officer Eddie Palacios was presented with the Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Award for Valor for his actions in saving the life of a woman on a subway track last month.


TSA Adminstrator Pistole

New TSA Pre✓™ application center at Boston Logan International Airport

May 13, 2014
TSA today announced the opening of an application site at Boston Logan International Airport 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 their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.


Transportation Security Operations Center

An inside look at the Transportation Security Operations Center

May 7, 2014
The Transportation Security Operations Center is where TSA connects with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, FBI and other law enforcement and security agencies to protect the Nation’s transportation network.


Administrator Pistole testifying

TSA Administrator testifies on risk-based approach to securing Transportation Systems

April 30, 2014
TSA Administrator John S. Pistole testified today before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, on the agency’s efforts to implement new procedures to confront the evolving security threats to the nation’s transportation systems.


Father and son participating in an activity during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® day

TSA headquarters hosts over 480 children on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® day

April 30, 2014
More than 37 million youth and adults participate at over 3.5 million workplaces each year to participate in the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® day.


Seal of Air Canada

TSA Pre✓™ expands to include Air Canada

April 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security today announced the expansion of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) expedited screening program, TSA Pre✓™, to include eligible customers of Air Canada.


TSA Administrator Pistole

TSA Administrator speaks at 10th anniversary of CREATE 

April 28, 2014
TSA Administrator John S. Pistole spoke about transportation security at the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, CREATE, as it celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 24, 2014.


TSA Officer Nicole Rivera singing the National Anthem at Citi Field, NY.

TSA officers sings National Anthem at Citi Field, NY

April 24, 2014
TSA Officer Nicole “Nikki” Rivera sang the National Anthem at the Cardinals vs. Mets game on Monday night at Citi Field in New York.


The American Eagle Foundation visited TSA headquarters.

TSA officers recognized for assisting American Eagle Foundation

April 9, 2014
The American Eagle Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization, visited TSA headquarters last week to thank TSA for the assistance and professionalism shown to them by TSA officers during the many travels of their non-releasable live bald eagle, named Challenger.


Latest revision: 17 November 2014