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January 24, 2007 | Local Press Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Transportation Security Administration has named Debra Engel as the federal security director (FSD) for South Carolina’s Charleston International, Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach International airports. “Debra is an...
January 22, 2007 | Local Press Release
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Transportation Security Administration announced today that John T. (Tim) Lewis has been named federal security director (FSD) for Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) and Key West International (EYW) airports. As...
January 16, 2007 | Local Press Release
MOBILE, Ala. – The Transportation Security Administration has named Gail Linkins, the federal security director (FSD) at Mobile Regional Airport, Montgomery Regional-Dannelly Field and Dothan Regional airports, as the agency’s FSD of the Year for...
January 11, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration has named Gary R. McCurdy as the federal security director (FSD) for the Colorado Springs Municipal and Pueblo Memorial airports.  McCurdy comes to Colorado after serving as FSD for all 10...
January 09, 2007 | Local Press Release
SAN DIEGO – The Transportation Security Administration has named Michael J. Aguilar, the federal security director (FSD) at San Diego International Airport, McClellan-Palomar, and Imperial Valley Airports, as the agency’s FSD of the Year for the...
January 04, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today announced the signing of a three-party contract with US Helicopter Corporation and McNeil Security Inc., under the agency’s Screening Partnership Program (SPP) for the establishment of...
January 03, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the issuance of the final rule for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC™) program, which enhances port security by...
December 28, 2006 | Local Press Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Transportation Security Administration has named Tom Rice, the federal security director (FSD) in Columbus, as the agency’s FSD of the Year for the Eastern Region, distinguishing him among 125 peers. The award recognizes the FSD...
December 28, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that beginning January, 2 2007, Dulles International Airport (IAD) will serve as the newest gateway airport, allowing certain pre-cleared general aviation operations,...
December 27, 2006 | Local Press Release
DENVER - A massive snowstorm in Denver caused nationwide flight delays and cancellations the weekend of December 22, 2006.  These disruptions caused longer than usual wait times at the Denver airport and airports with Denver connections, and...
December 21, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration announced today the graduation of 10 teams from its National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program.  The teams will be assigned to airports in Denver; Miami; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and...
December 20, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today announced the selection of Robert J. Chiaradio as general manager for operational plans and programs.  Chiaradio’s responsibilities include the oversight and management of a multitude of...
December 20, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today urged travelers to plan ahead for air travel security procedures this holiday season.  The agency has created a Holiday Checklist to assist passengers as they prepare for the screening...
December 19, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today named Kathleen (Lenz) Petrowsky as the acting federal security director for Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).  Petrowsky has been serving as the deputy federal security director...
December 15, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to vastly strengthen the security of the nation’s rail systems in the highest threat urban areas.  The proposed rule is part of a package of new security...
December 13, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today named Mark K. Haught, Gerald D. Chapman and David Beecroft as its three area directors to oversee transportation security at airports and in other modes of transportation for the Eastern...
December 11, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today named Mike Golden as assistant administrator, Operational Process and Technology.  In this role, Golden will serve as the agency’s Chief Technology Officer overseeing the implementation...
December 07, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today named Paul J. Lennon the General Manager for its Mass Transit Sector.  As general manager, Lennon  represents the agency on issues involving mass transit and acts as the agency’s chief...
December 07, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration’s Office of Acquisition has received the 2006 Excellence in Acquisition Management Award. Innovative recruitment and acquisition workforce management programs have strengthened the five-year-...
December 05, 2006 | Local Press Release
MADISON, Wis. – The Transportation Security Administration announced today that Jane Hemberger has been named federal security director (FSD) at Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). As FSD, Hemberger will oversee all TSA security operations at Dane...
December 05, 2006 | Local Press Release
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – The Transportation Security Administration announced today that Rick Gordon has been named federal security director (FSD) at Cherry Capital Airport (TVC). As FSD, Gordon will oversee all TSA security operations at TVC and its...
November 30, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration, Air Transport Association (ATA) and Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) unveiled post-Thanksgiving security wait time data and a sampling of airline load factors today....
November 30, 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 Houston; Boise, Idaho; Manchester, N.H.;...
November 28, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued its notice on the standard fee amount for the Registered Traveler (RT) Program in the Federal Register. The RT program is comprised of two fees, one for private industry and...
November 16, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Air Transport Association (ATA), Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) and the Transportation Security Administration are informing the traveling public how they can prepare for security screening during the busy...

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