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June 17, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced TSA has signed a contract with the Airport Commission for the City and County of San Francisco for $15...
June 17, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rear Adm. David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), announced that TSA today began an operational test and evaluation of an explosives trace detection portal at a passenger...
June 15, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced TSA has signed a contract with the Port of Seattle for $2.2 million to offset the costs of planning and design work for...
June 07, 2004
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Objective: Implement a pilot program to determine the feasibility of screening passengers, luggage and carry-on bags for explosives in the rail...
June 07, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Amtrak passengers boarding long-distance trains at Washington, D.C.'s Union Station will have their checked luggage screened for explosives June 7–30 as part of the second stage of a pilot program exploring new measures for rail...
June 06, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced TSA is negotiating an agreement with the City of Chicago for $37.5 million to help offset the costs of moving the...
June 05, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced that 10 airports have been awarded a total of $8.2 million in grants for Airport Terminal Security Enhancements. The...
June 04, 2004 | Local Press Release
NEW CARROLLTON, Md. - The TSA today launched a test program to measure the feasibility of explosives screening for people and bags traveling on U.S. trains. Amtrak and Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) passengers boarding at the New Carrollton train...
June 03, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. David Stone, Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced that eight airports have been selected to participate in TSA's Access Control Pilot Program which will test Radio...
May 24, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - U.S. aviation leaders today unveiled an aggressive national program for secure and convenient summer air travel as passenger traffic returns to pre-9/11 levels. Officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), airports...
May 17, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), announced today the release of the TSA's "Security Guidelines for General Aviation Airports." The guidelines are intended to provide U....
May 12, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to begin the Prototype Phase of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The Prototype Phase is the third step in TSA...
May 11, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - John C. "Jack" Kelley, Jr., the former Deputy Federal Security Director at San Diego International Airport, has been named Acting Federal Security Director (FSD) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), the Transportation...
May 11, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Tuesday that Shannon Garcia-Hamilton, a top manager for TSA at Los Angeles International Airport, has been named Acting Federal Security Director (FSD) at Lihue Airport in...
May 04, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The TSA today released the revised allocation of federal screener resources to the nation's commercial airports. Unlike the rightsizing of last year, today's announcement reflects modest adjustments to a workforce that has already...
April 22, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, Acting Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today released the executive summary of a commissioned report that compares the agency's federal airport screeners with privately...
April 14, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Corky Caldwell as the new Federal Security Director (FSD) for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska. "As FSD, Mr. Caldwell is the TSA's personal representative...
April 09, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented another important element of its Air Cargo Strategic Plan today by moving to enhance the agency's Known Shipper database. The agency is issuing a Request for Information (RFI...
April 05, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, Acting Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced that the agency is seeking responses from the private sector to a Request for Proposal, also known as a Combined...
April 05, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today plans for conducting background checks on commercial truck drivers who transport hazardous materials (hazmat), including explosives. The...
March 23, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced a $19.3 million cooperative agreement with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to expand ATA's Highway Watch program, which trains highway professionals to identify...
March 19, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named two Federal Security Directors (FSDs) -- John F. Lenihan at Washington-Dulles International Airport and William P. Leahy at Philadelphia International Airport. "These FSDs...
March 18, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Florida state House and Senate leaders, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced a groundbreaking new partnership today to strengthen security at the...
March 12, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Twelve new teams joined the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program following graduation today at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The graduates will report for duty...
March 11, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - For many, spring break is a time when thousands of students leave daily responsibilities behind, hopping on flights bound for sun or snow. But all travelers must remember that airline security is a serious matter that requires following...

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