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September 27, 2006 | Local Press Release
CHICAGO – Today the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) named Dereck Starks the new Federal Security Director (FSD) at Midway International Airport. As FSD, Starks will oversee all TSA security operations at Midway. "Dereck will be a...
September 25, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Mark Hatfield Jr. as Federal Security Director (FSD) for Newark-Liberty International Airport. Hatfield has served as acting FSD there since March 2006. During his tenure as...
September 25, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today it is adjusting its total ban on liquids, gels and aerosols effective Tuesday, September 26.  There are two significant changes: Travelers will be allowed to carry travel-...
September 21, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released draft Security, Privacy and Compliance Standards for Sponsoring Entities and Service Providers for the industry-driven Registered Traveler program. The draft standards have...
September 07, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Kathleen (Lenz) Petrowsky as the Deputy Federal Security Director (DFSD) for the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).  Petrowsky has been serving as Acting DFSD for ORD...
September 07, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the graduation of 11 members of its National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program.  The teams are assigned to airports in West Palm Beach, Fla.; St Louis; Ontario,...
August 18, 2006 | Local Press Release
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security officers acted swiftly and responded appropriately when two containers of liquid in a carry-on bag brought by a passenger at the Huntington Tri-State Airport (HTS) tested...
August 17, 2006 | Local Press Release
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security officers discovered explosive residues on two containers of liquid in a carry-on bag brought by a passenger at the Huntington Tri-State Airport (HTS). At 9:15 a.m. this...
August 13, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Effective immediately, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an adjustment in the aviation threat level from RED to ORANGE for flights from the United Kingdom to the United States. There will not be any operational changes...
August 13, 2006 | National Press Release
Security level remains the same, TSA refines and clarifies ban Small doses of liquid medications permitted Shoes removal required Low blood sugar treatments including glucose gel for diabetics permitted Clarifications include: aerosols...
August 10, 2006
U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityAugust 10, 2006(202) 282-8010The Department of Homeland Security is taking immediate steps to increase security measures in the aviation sector in coordination with heightened security precautions in the United...
August 07, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that it has deployed two explosives detection trace portals to the passenger security checkpoint at Chicago’s Midway International Airport (MDW).  The state-of-the-art...
August 07, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it is revoking the security program approval of Professional Export Services (PES), an Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) based in Eagan, Minn., because PES does not meet TSA...
August 03, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said today that employees are increasingly satisfied in the workplace according to the agency’s 2006 Organizational Satisfaction Survey. Overall job satisfaction increased 24 percent and...
July 31, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the graduation of 12 members of its National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program. The teams are assigned to mass transit systems in Atlanta and Baltimore, and...
July 24, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Federal Air Marshal Service today announced the appointment of Colleen B. Callahan to the position of Assistant Director for Field Operations. In her new role she will oversee all aspects of field office operations, including budget...
July 20, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – After 18 months of collaboration with the private sector, TSA has issued revised Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design and Construction to the airport industry, providing guidance on subjects encompassing airport...
July 20, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that beginning August 10, 2006 drivers licensed in Canada or Mexico to commercially transport hazardous materials will be required to undergo a background check under the...
July 18, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced that the Port-au-Prince International Airport in Haiti now maintains and carries out effective security measures. This determination is based on recent assessments by the...
July 17, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today introduced a Career Progression Program for its frontline workforce of 43,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs). Included are merit-based promotions for experienced TSOs and...
July 11, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the appointment of John P. Sammon as Assistant Administrator for the recently created office of Transportation Sector Network Management (TSNM). “It is a real coup for TSA...
July 11, 2006
Department of Homeland SecurityJuly 11, 2006(202) 282-8010The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the bombings in Mumbai, India, as is the rest of the federal government.  At this time, there is no specific or credible intelligence...
July 10, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that J. Mark Heisey has been named Federal Security Director (FSD) at Joe Foss Field Airport at Sioux Falls, S.D.  Heisey assumes the position, which has oversight over...
July 07, 2006
Transportation Security Administration July 7, 2006  This is the first grant cycle since completion of the Department’s Second Stage Review last summer and our creation of a unified Preparedness Directorate. The preparedness mission transcends the...
June 30, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Lee R. Kair as Federal Security Director (FSD) for the Orlando (Fla.) International Airport. Kair will report for duty in Orlando in early August. He currently serves as the...

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