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June 08, 2007 | Local Press Release
HOUSTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today surge operations at Houston's airports that augment employee security measures at several other airports. The surge operations, launched yesterday, are underway at both...
May 24, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - As the busy summer travel season begins, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminds travelers to be prepared and plan ahead for security. Passenger preparedness for the security process can have a significant impact on...
May 24, 2007 | Local Press Release
NEWARK, N.J. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Barbara Bonn Powell as deputy federal security director (DFSD) for Newark-Liberty International Airport. Powell has served as acting DFSD at Newark-Liberty since December...
May 24, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) attorney Hattie Broussard today was named Transportation Security Lawyer of the Year by the Federal Bar Association. This award recognizes attorneys, in either government service or private...
May 24, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Raytheon Technical Services of Reston, Va., as the private screening contractor for Key West International and Florida Keys Marathon airports under the...
May 22, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced operational pilot testing at several of the nation's largest airports of a technology capable of screening sealed bottled liquids for explosives. The first unit ready for...
May 21, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – A $1,501,349 grant to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) for improving rail security was announced today by John Sammon, assistant administrator of the Office of Transportation Sector Network Management (TSNM)...
May 21, 2007 | Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today presented a $928,250 grant to the Port Authority of Allegheny County to improve busway and bus garage security and to continue conducting employee training and emergency drills....
May 18, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Mel J. Carraway general manager for field operations, Office of Security Operations. In his new position he oversees more than 43,000 employees nationwide in approximately 450...
May 18, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Acting Federal Security Director Jim Sikes announced today a $578,799 grant to the Charlotte (N.C.) Area Transit System (CATS) to improve security at bus facilities at North Davidson and...
April 26, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Gale Rossides acting deputy administrator. In her previous capacity, Rossides was the associate administrator for Business Transformation and Culture at TSA. "As one of the...
April 19, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President Greg Principato testified today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection to stress the importance of a multi-layered,...
April 18, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) and National Air Transportation Association (NATA) today announced plans to...
April 03, 2007 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), will begin testing advanced explosives detection technology today as part of the agency's Security Enhancement...
April 03, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Kathleen (Lenz) Petrowsky as the federal security director (FSD) for Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Petrowsky has been serving as the acting federal security...
March 13, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today announced the first in a series of airport employee security operations to flexibly and nimbly increase layered security measures at our nation's airports. The surge operation, launched...
March 09, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today celebrated the 35th anniversary of the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program. The program continues its dramatic expansion since 9/11 by announcing the graduation of 12 teams...
February 23, 2007 | Local Press Release
PHOENIX – The Transportation Security Administration today unveiled an operational test to evaluate backscatter technology at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). This new technology can detect weapons, explosives and other metallic and non-metallic...
February 21, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security announced today the launch of the DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP). Travelers can now seek redress and resolve possible watch list misidentification issues with any of the department’s...
February 21, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today named Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, MA the newest gateway airport for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).  That designation allows certain pre-cleared general aviation...
February 20, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named David Wynn as federal security director (FSD) for Jackson-Evers (Miss.) International Airport. Wynn joins TSA from the Hattiesburg (Miss.) Police Department where he has...
February 20, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today announced the deployment of two Reveal explosives detection systems (EDS) for screening checked baggage at Wichita (Kan.) Mid-Continent Airport (ICT).  The Reveal CT-80 machines are...
February 08, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration announced today that it is partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) to provide AMBER Alerts at airports across the country.  Federal security directors...
February 08, 2007 | Local Press Release
CLEVELAND – The Transportation Security Administration and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) today will unveil a new $7.5 million in-line explosives detection baggage screening system now operational at the airport.  “The success of this...
January 29, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to Lockheed Martin Corporation – Transportation and Security Solutions of Rockville, Md., worth $70 million for the initial...

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