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Transportation Security Administration

For Industry


TSA provides a system for industry to screen 100 percent of cargo transported on passenger aircraft.

TSA provides federal flight deck officer, crew member self defense and armed security officer training.


The committee provides advice to the TSA administrator on aviation security matters.

The program ensures screening of all passenger checked baggage for concealed explosives.

The DCA Access Standard Security Program and Maryland-Three Program provide security measures for the National Capital Region.

The program supports contracted screening service at commercial airports under federal oversight.


Surface Transportation Cybersecurity Toolkit.

First Observer provides training for transportation professionals to report suspicious activity.

Apply for a hazardous materials endorsement.

 I-STEP provides exercise, training, and security planning tools and services.

Learn how TSA safeguards maritime and general modes of land-based transportation.

The Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee advises the TSA Administrator on surface transportation security matters.

Apply for a TWIC® card.


Learn about doing business with TSA in support of its mission to protect the nation’s transportation systems.

CAP is a mechanism for industry stakeholders to leverage equipment and Capability to TSA to accelerate acquisition timelines, facilitate recapitalizations, and enhance security and the passenger experience.

Fosters innovation by integrating key stakeholders to demonstrate emerging solutions that increase security effectiveness and efficiency while improving the passenger experience.

Learn about the Public Area Security Summits

TSA implements congressionally legislated security fees to help finance the cost of securing the nation’s transportation systems.

Sensitive Security Information is information that, if publicly released, would be detrimental to transportation security.