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May 20, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has ordered 32 new eXaminer 6000 Explosives Detection System (EDS) machines from L-3 Communications of Woburn, Mass. The new delivery order is valued at $28.1 million....
May 19, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has ordered 43 CTX 9000DSi Explosives Detection System (EDS) machines from General Electric (GE) InVision Inc. of Newark, Calif. Under the new delivery order, the 43...
May 12, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration recently installed a new explosives detection trace portal that will be used to screen passengers at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Terminal One. The equipment is part of a...
May 06, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush announced his intention to nominate Edmund S. Hawley to serve in his Administration: The President intends to nominate Edmund S. Hawley, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (...
April 25, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced the beginning of Phase II of the Airport Access Control Pilot Program in which TSA will...
April 19, 2005
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "We agree with the IG's conclusion that significant improvements in performance will only be possible with the introduction of new technology. That...
April 19, 2005
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "The Transportation Security Operations Center (TSOC) is a sophisticated command center that acts as the primary coordination point for multiple...
April 14, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin enforcing a ban, beginning today, on all types of lighters from the secure areas of airports and onboard airplanes. The policy is in response to a requirement in the...
April 14, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Starting today, a new explosives detection trace portal will be used to screen passengers at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in International Terminal at the Concourse G security checkpoint, the Transportation Security...
April 12, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that Phoenix Sky International Airport (PHX) will receive a new explosives detection trace portal to screen passengers at the new Terminal 4A security checkpoint, starting today...
April 08, 2005
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Admiral Stone has informed Secretary Chertoff of his intention to step down from TSA and has agreed to the Department's request to remain until June...
April 08, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Rhonda Vickery as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Saipan International Airport. "Rhonda's experience and commitment to the security of Saipan Airport make her ideal...
April 07, 2005 | Local Press Release
MIAMI – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that Miami International Airport (MIA) will receive a new explosives detection trace portal to screen passengers at the Concourse E security checkpoint, starting today. Miami will be...
March 31, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the purchase of eight Reveal Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) for screening checked baggage. The Reveal CT-80 machines are less in cost and smaller than the EDS machines...
March 25, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it will deploy Explosives Detection Trace Portal machines to the following airports by the end of May 2005: Miami International, San Francisco International, Phoenix Sky...
March 14, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has signed two separate contracts to provide maintenance for TSA's Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) machines currently deployed in the nation's largest airports....
March 03, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – For the second year in a row, air travelers gave consistently high marks to security screeners of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) both for customer service and for keeping air travel secure, according to a survey by...
March 01, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has signed a contract with Siemens Maintenance Services, LLC of Richardson, Texas following an open competition for an Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) contract....
February 28, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that all lighters will be prohibited from sterile areas of airports and onboard aircraft. This action is in response to a provision in the Intelligence Reform and...
February 25, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it will participate in efforts by the Department of Defense to establish and staff an operations center designed to assist injured U.S. troops and their families. The...
February 24, 2005 | Local Press Release
LAS VEGAS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the installation of two explosives detection trace portals at checkpoints C and D in McCarran International Airport's Terminal 1. The airport will be the ninth in the...
February 10, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it will assume responsibility for ground security requirements and procedures at three general aviation (GA) airports located within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area...
February 09, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today unveiled its 'Pledge to Travelers,' a statement of rights and expectations for all persons who go through the screening process at America's airports. The Pledge is TSA's latest...
January 31, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began the second phase of the Hazmat Threat Assessment Program today with the fingerprinting of commercial truck drivers applying to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement (HME) on...
January 31, 2005 | Local Press Release
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Jacksonville International Airport will begin using an explosives trace portal machine to screen passengers starting today. The equipment is part of the Phase...

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