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July 18, 2007 | Local Press Release
DALLAS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Dr. Cedric Alexander as federal security director (FSD) for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport pending final approval by the Department of Homeland Security. Alexander comes to...
July 18, 2007 | Local Press Release
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Penny J. Anderson federal security director (FSD) for Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR). Anderson has been with TSA since 2005 and most recently served as TSA...
July 17, 2007 | Local Press Release
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Kathleen Roscher federal security director (FSD) for John Wayne Airport. For the past three years, Roscher served as assistant federal security director at San...
July 13, 2007 | Local Press Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Luz E. Ponce as federal security director (FSD) for Louisville International Airport (SDF). Part of the initial build-up of TSA, Ponce has held a variety of high level...
July 13, 2007 | Local Press Release
BOISE, Idaho – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) named Andrew Coose federal security director (FSD) for Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field Airport. Coose will also oversee five additional airports in Idaho. Previously, Coose served as the...
July 13, 2007 | Local Press Release
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Peter Boynton federal security director (FSD) for Bradley International Airport. Previously, Boynton served as a captain in the United States Coast Guard and...
July 11, 2007 | Local Press Release
DALLAS - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Alvy Dodson federal security director (FSD) for Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL). Prior to joining TSA for this role, Dodson served as director/vice president of the Department of...
July 09, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today unveiled plans to begin testing advance technology (AT) X-ray machines, including multi-view and high definition X-rays, at security checkpoints in the coming weeks. These new tools...
June 30, 2007
We have been in close contact with our counterparts in the U.K. regarding today’s incident at the Glasgow airport and yesterday’s car bomb discoveries in London. Our law enforcement and intelligence officials are closely monitoring the ongoing...
June 24, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has assumed responsibility for validating passenger identification and boarding passes at a number of security checkpoints at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The...
June 22, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Trinity Technology Group, Inc., of Fairfax, Va., as the private screening contractor for Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County (Calif.) Airport under the...
June 19, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration today named Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) the newest gateway airport for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). That designation allows certain pre-cleared general...
June 12, 2007 | Local Press Release
HOUSTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced another in a series of operations to flexibly and nimbly augment employee security measures at our nation’s airports. Launched June 7, the operation took place at George Bush...
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,...

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