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November 02, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Covenant Aviation Security, LLC, of Bolingbrook, Ill. as the private screening contractor for San Francisco International Airport (SFO) under the...
October 30, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Maurice Jones as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for the Shreveport Regional Airport (La.).  Jones had been serving as Acting FSD for the airport since April 2006. In this...
October 24, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Maggie Rhodes the new Federal Security Director (FSD) for McGhee Tyson (TYS), Chattanooga Metropolitan (CHA), and Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) airports in Tennessee.  As FSD,...
October 19, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today an $800,000 grant to Portland, Oregon’s TriMet to improve rail security and a $150,000 grant to Vancouver, Washington’s C-TRAN to improve intercity bus security.  These...
October 16, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the graduation of seven members of its National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program.  The teams are assigned to airports in West Palm Beach, Fla.; San Jose, Calif.,...
October 06, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a $1.1 million grant to the St. Louis Metro-Bi State Development Agency (d.b.a. Metro) to improve rail and intercity bus security. Since 2003, DHS has provided approximately...
October 06, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - TSA received high marks for its performance last June in a simulation of an incident that would require relocation of the agency's operations. TSA effectively relocated in a timely manner, maintained command and control, and continued...
October 05, 2006 | Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today an $898,530 transit security grant to the Port Authority of Allegheny County to deploy rail emergency carts and perimeter security systems ($259,830) and bus closed-circuit...
October 04, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named James P. Schear as Federal Security Director (FSD) for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). As FSD, Schear will oversee all TSA security...
October 04, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a $1,150,000 grant to the Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver to provide video surveillance equipment at existing light rail stations.  Since 2003, DHS has...
October 02, 2006 | Local Press Release
CLEVELAND - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $136 million in grants to protect transit systems and the traveling public.  The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP), which is part of the department’s Infrastructure...
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...

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