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October 22, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the issuance of the Secure Flight Final Rule, which shifts pre-departure watch list matching responsibilities from individual aircraft operators to the Transportation...
October 15, 2008 | Local Press Release
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the launch of millimeter wave technology at the new Terminal 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Millimeter wave detects weapons, explosives and other...
October 15, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Lee R. Kair as TSA's assistant administrator for Security Operations. In this role, Kair will be responsible for providing executive management of daily field operations for a...
October 10, 2008
NEWARK, N.J. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the expansion of its popular "Self-Select Lanes" to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Self-Select Lanes are comprised of a series of lanes designated by...
October 09, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has transmitted to the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would strengthen the security of general aviation by further minimizing the...
September 23, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Amtrak Office of Security Strategy and Special Operations (OSSSO), Amtrak Police, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel and officers from approximately 100 commuter rail, state, and local police agencies mobilized today...
September 22, 2008
Letters To The EditorParade Magazine's September 7th "Intelligence Report" oversimplifies the reality of U.S. airport security today and it falls into the trap of evaluating the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) only based on what is seen...
September 17, 2008 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Mike Scott as federal security director (FSD) for LaGuardia Airport (LGA). As FSD, he will oversee all TSA operations at LaGuardia Airport and operations at...
September 17, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that all Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) fixed enrollment sites are open and ready for worker registration. Port and longshore workers, truckers and...
September 13, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Two weeks after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) prepared for evacuations of the Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Gustav, TSA officers and staff have mobilized to respond to Hurricane Ike. Currently, more than 370...
September 11, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Starting Sept. 11, 2008, transportation security officers at airport checkpoints nationwide will begin wearing new uniforms and badges, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today. The new uniforms and badges are...
September 08, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that the agency has been unable to assess security measures at international airports in Venezuela that serve as the last point of...
September 04, 2008 | Local Press Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named John Della Jacono as the federal security director for Kansas City International Airport, effective Sept. 1, 2008. Della Jacono joined TSA in January 2005 as deputy...
August 28, 2008 | Local Press Release
PHOENIX – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the expansion of its popular "Self-Select Lanes" program to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. "The opening of these new lanes is the result of a lot of hard work and...
August 18, 2008 | Local Press Release
HAVELOCK, N.C. – The Transportation Security Administration, in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, today begins a four-week pilot test of explosives screening of vehicles at the Cherry Branch Terminal. The pilot...
August 15, 2008 | National Press Release
Starting Aug. 16, 2008 TSA began to allow laptops to remain in bags meeting "checkpoint friendly" guidelines. Not all laptop bags are "checkpoint friendly" (see images below).Click here to learn...
August 14, 2008 | National Press Release
HOUSTON – Port and longshore workers, truckers and others who require unescorted access to the Port of Houston are now able to enroll for the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) at a second...
August 11, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Verified Identity Pass, Inc. – operator of Clear® – has met program encryption standards for enrollment computers and may resume Registered Traveler enrollment...
August 05, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – To help streamline the security process and better protect laptops, starting August 16 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow passengers to leave their laptop computers in bags that meet new "checkpoint friendly"...
August 04, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it is suspending Verified Identity Pass, Inc. (VIP) - the company that operates Registered Traveler (RT) programs under the brand name Clear® - from enrolling new...
August 01, 2008 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK – This week over 700 law enforcement personnel, intelligence professionals, and private sector officials attended the Terrorism and Transportation Conference convened in New York, NY, hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and...
July 31, 2008 | National Press Release
August 13, 2008 amendment to release: TSA is still in the process of finalizing the documents necessary to implement the enhanced TSO whistleblower protections. WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the...
July 24, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has cleared any impediments to further expansion of Registered Traveler (RT) business opportunities beyond the initial 20 airports. TSA determined that the current...
July 24, 2008 | Local Press Release
SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – Today, port and longshore workers, truckers and others operating within Long Island Sound and the nearby area will begin to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)...
July 21, 2008 | Local Press Release
MIAMI – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today a pilot of millimeter wave technology at Miami International Airport (MIA). Millimeter wave detects weapons, explosives and other threat items concealed under layers of...

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