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February 17, 2010 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it is expanding the random use of Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) technology at airports nationwide as an additional layer of security. "Explosive Trace Detection...
January 29, 2010
Continental Airlines Flight 881 from Newark Liberty International Airport to Bogota International Airport was diverted to Jacksonville International Airport due to a potential person of interest. The plane landed without incident at approximately 5:...
January 08, 2010
TSA is appreciative of the efforts of the Port Authority Police that led to the arrest of the individual who caused the incident at Newark Liberty Airport on Sunday, Jan. 3.
January 06, 2010
The circumstances surrounding the incident at Newark Airport on Sunday are under full review. Clearing Terminal C's concourses and rescreening all passengers was necessary given the fact an individual violated access controls and entered the sterile...
January 03, 2010
Today, the Transportation Security Administration issued new security directives to all United States and international air carriers with inbound flights to the U.S. effective January 4, 2010.The new directive includes long-term, sustainable...
December 27, 2009
A passenger on today's Northwest flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit spent an unusually long time in the aircraft lavatory. Due to this unusual behavior, the airline notified TSA and the agency directed the flight to taxi to a remote area upon...
December 26, 2009
DHS Secretary Napolitano Statement on Northwest Flight 253December 26, 20091:00 p.m. EST"I am grateful to the passengers and crew aboard Northwest Flight 253 who reacted quickly and heroically to an incident that could have had tragic results. The...
December 18, 2009
DHS Press Office(202) 282-8010"As expected, a large majority of states and territories—46 of 56—have informed DHS that they will not be able to meet the Dec. 31 REAL ID material compliance deadline. As the National Governors Association has said,...
December 11, 2009 | Local Press Release
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced David Bassett has been named federal security director (FSD) for Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. Bassett comes to Bradley from TSA...
December 09, 2009 | Local Press Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Continental Airlines announced today the expansion of the Paperless Boarding Pass pilot program at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU). The program will allow...
December 09, 2009
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recognizes an outdated, unclassified version of a Standard Operating Procedures document was improperly posted by the agency to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site wherein redacted information...
November 19, 2009 | Local Press Release
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) named Stephen N. Wood Federal Security Director for McGhee Tyson (TYS), Chattanooga Metropolitan (CHA), and Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) airports in Tennessee. Wood joined TSA in March...
October 19, 2009 | Local Press Release
PHILADELPHIA – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced approximately $4.9 million in funding for the installation of additional closed circuit television (CCTV) systems at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), which are...
October 16, 2009 | Local Press Release
BALTIMORE - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an award of approximately $3.2 million to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) for enhancements to optimize their baggage handling systems. "...
October 15, 2009 | Local Press Release
FALMOUTH, Mass. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in partnership with the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority, will begin testing advanced explosives detection technology today as part of TSA's Security...
October 06, 2009 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Robert Allison as Federal Security Director (FSD) for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which serves Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas. Allison has...
October 05, 2009 | Local Press Release
BOSTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced approximately $2.5 million in funding for the installation of additional closed circuit television (CCTV) systems at Logan International Airport (BOS), designed to assist TSA’...
October 05, 2009 | Local Press Release
CHICAGO – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an award of approximately $13.6 million to O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for the construction of a new inline baggage handling system designed to enhance TSA’s efforts...
October 05, 2009 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Michael A. Scott as Federal Security Director (FSD) for John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). As FSD, he will oversee all TSA operations at the...
October 01, 2009 | Local Press Release
DALLAS - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an award of approximately $3.6 million to Dallas Love Field Airport for the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) technology - designed to assist TSA's efforts to...
September 30, 2009 | Local Press Release
WARWICK, R.I. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced approximately $3.2 million in funding for the installation of a closed circuit television (CCTV) system at T.F. Green Airport (PVD) - designed to assist TSA's efforts...
September 28, 2009 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has awarded its Information Technology Infrastructure Program (ITIP) contract to CSC, of Falls Church, Va. The contract award is valued at approximately $493 million...
September 25, 2009 | Local Press Release
DALLAS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an approximately $6 million award for the installation of a closed circuit television (CCTV) system at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) – designed to assist TSA's...
September 25, 2009 | Local Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced approximately $5 million in funding for the purchase of additional equipment for a closed circuit television (CCTV) system at San Francisco International Airport (SFO...
September 25, 2009 | Local Press Release
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an award of approximately $8.8 million for John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, California, for the construction of an inline baggage handling system at...

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