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May 12, 2009 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that beginning May 15 the Secure Flight passenger vetting program will begin asking passengers to enter their name – as it appears on the government issued identification...
May 11, 2009
TSA WeeklyA 13-year-old boy who used his father’s credit card to book a four-city plane trip was discovered by a team of Behavior Detection Officers at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport. But that was as far as he got.Using his father’s...
April 14, 2009 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) named Kristin Lee as the Agency's new Assistant Administrator for the Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs. In this role, Lee oversees all external and various internal...
April 07, 2009 | National Press Release
MONROVIA, Liberia - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority announced today a plan to enhance aviation security. The two entities signed a Joint Statement of...
April 01, 2009 | Local Press Release
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Transportation Security Administration has named John J. Daly Jr. as the federal security director (FSD) for both Orlando International Airport and Sanford International Airport. Most recently, Daly served as a director on the...
March 31, 2009 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the implementation of the Secure Flight program, which shifts pre-departure watch list matching responsibilities from individual aircraft operators to TSA and carries out...
March 20, 2009 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) named Randy D. Parsons as the federal security director at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Parsons brings more than 33 years of program management experience in public and...
March 09, 2009 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – One million port and longshore workers, truckers and others at ports across the nation have enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The program's goal is to...
February 19, 2009 | Local Press Release
MOLINE, Ill. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) named Rick Gordon as the federal security director for Quad City International and eight other Illinois airports. "Rick's background in law enforcement and his experience overseeing...
January 15, 2009 | Local Press Release
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named John Sides as federal security director for the West Texas region that has responsibility for security at the Lubbock Preston Smith International, Midland International,...
January 14, 2009 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today plans to support U.S. Secret Service efforts to secure transportation systems and events surrounding the 56th Presidential Inauguration. This support is a great example of...
January 06, 2009 | National Press Release
ST. LUCIA - The U.S Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the St. Lucian Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation announced today a plan to enhance aviation security on the Caribbean island nation. The two...
December 29, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration announced today the completion of over one million fingerprint-based background checks on truck drivers required to carry a Hazardous Material Endorsement (HME) on a commercial driver's license...
December 19, 2008 | Local Press Release
RICHMOND, Va. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Annie Nelson federal security director (FSD) for Richmond International Airport. Nelson will also oversee four additional airports in Virginia. Nelson joined TSA in 2005 and...
November 20, 2008 | Local Press Release
LOS ANGELES – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and American Airlines announced today the launch of a Paperless Boarding Pass pilot program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). It will allow passengers to receive boarding...
November 14, 2008 | Local Press Release
RICHMOND, Va. – Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched millimeter wave technology at Richmond International Airport. There are two millimeter wave portals, one at each security checkpoint in the airport. Millimeter wave...
November 13, 2008 | Local Press Release
ATLANTA – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the launch of millimeter wave technology at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Millimeter wave detects weapons, explosives and other threat items concealed...
November 13, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today regulations aimed at strengthening the security of the nation's freight and passenger rail systems and reducing the risk associated with the transportation of security-...
November 10, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the expansion of its popular family lane concept to every security checkpoint in America. This expansion comes weeks before the busy Thanksgiving travel season and will be...
November 07, 2008 | Local Press Release
INDIANAPOLIS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today unveiled the security checkpoints at the new Indianapolis International Airport. The checkpoints blend advanced technology features and passenger-calming checkpoint elements. The...
November 06, 2008 | Local Press Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Larry Austin as the federal security director for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Austin comes to TSA after a 30-year career with the Florida Highway Patrol...
October 30, 2008 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Continental Airlines announced today the rollout of the Paperless Boarding Pass pilot program to LaGuardia Airport (LGA). This innovative approach will allow passengers to receive...
October 22, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the issuance of the Secure Flight Final Rule, which shifts pre-departure watch list matching responsibilities from individual aircraft operators to the Transportation...
October 15, 2008 | Local Press Release
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the launch of millimeter wave technology at the new Terminal 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Millimeter wave detects weapons, explosives and other...
October 15, 2008 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Lee R. Kair as TSA's assistant administrator for Security Operations. In this role, Kair will be responsible for providing executive management of daily field operations for a...

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