USA Flag

Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Security Administration

Press Releases

March 31, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the purchase of eight Reveal Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) for screening checked baggage. The Reveal CT-80 machines are less in cost and smaller than the EDS machines...
March 25, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it will deploy Explosives Detection Trace Portal machines to the following airports by the end of May 2005: Miami International, San Francisco International, Phoenix Sky...
March 14, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has signed two separate contracts to provide maintenance for TSA's Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) machines currently deployed in the nation's largest airports....
March 03, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – For the second year in a row, air travelers gave consistently high marks to security screeners of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) both for customer service and for keeping air travel secure, according to a survey by...
March 01, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has signed a contract with Siemens Maintenance Services, LLC of Richardson, Texas following an open competition for an Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) contract....
February 28, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that all lighters will be prohibited from sterile areas of airports and onboard aircraft. This action is in response to a provision in the Intelligence Reform and...
February 25, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it will participate in efforts by the Department of Defense to establish and staff an operations center designed to assist injured U.S. troops and their families. The...
February 24, 2005 | Local Press Release
LAS VEGAS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the installation of two explosives detection trace portals at checkpoints C and D in McCarran International Airport's Terminal 1. The airport will be the ninth in the...
February 10, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it will assume responsibility for ground security requirements and procedures at three general aviation (GA) airports located within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area...
February 09, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today unveiled its 'Pledge to Travelers,' a statement of rights and expectations for all persons who go through the screening process at America's airports. The Pledge is TSA's latest...
January 31, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began the second phase of the Hazmat Threat Assessment Program today with the fingerprinting of commercial truck drivers applying to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement (HME) on...
January 31, 2005 | Local Press Release
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Jacksonville International Airport will begin using an explosives trace portal machine to screen passengers starting today. The equipment is part of the Phase...
January 24, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Dereck Starks as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Spokane International Airport. Mr. Starks has served as the Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director for Screening...
January 24, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Thomas G. Russell, a 30-year veteran of the Navy, as the Montana Federal Security Director (FSD) based at Missoula International Airport. "Thomas will provide excellent...
January 12, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Metro Transit Police and the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are collaborating to enhance security and provide a safe environment at Metrorail stations and on trains during the days surrounding the 55th...
January 05, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has named Tim Burke as Federal Security Director for Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Savannah, Ga. "Tim's record of service to the airline industry and...
December 22, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced that the Port Au Prince Airport in Haiti does not meet international security standards, and the department is taking action to warn travelers of this security deficiency. Based...
December 21, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is moving to duplicate, over the upcoming Holiday Season, the short wait times at security checkpoints that air travelers experienced over Thanksgiving. Data collected by TSA over the...
December 17, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Eleven new explosives detection canine 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...
December 13, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has named James E. Fuller as the agency's Chief of Staff. Fuller will be leaving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, where he served as the principal liaison...
December 13, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced the agency is providing an additional $21.9 million for security systems to handle...
November 29, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that it will hold an open, competitive bidding process for its Integrated Logistics Support contract. This contract, which will be awarded in February 2005, will provide...
November 22, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON  - The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today encouraged air travelers to become partners over the holiday season in ensuring security and minimizing passenger wait-times at screening checkpoints. Rear Adm. David M...
November 18, 2004 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Jim Blair as the Assistant Administrator for Aviation Operations. He replaces Ken Kasprisin, who has held the job in an acting capacity and will return to Minneapolis-St. Paul...
November 17, 2004 | Local Press Release
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today began testing the technology and business processes involved in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program at the...

Pages

Subscribe to News Releases