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September 24, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - It is with regret that I inform you of the resignation of Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson from the Department, effective Oct. 26, 2007. Deputy Secretary Jackson has served the Department as its chief operating officer since coming to...
September 19, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has awarded its Information Technology (IT) and software services contract to IBM Global Business Services. The contract has an initial award amount of $98.5...
September 12, 2007 | Local Press Release
MISSOURI – A recently concluded pilot program in the state of Missouri will help the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continue to assess and improve the security status of the nation's highway and motor carrier systems, the agency...
September 10, 2007 | Local Press Release
LOS ANGELES – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Vera Adams as deputy federal security director (DFSD) for Los Angeles International Airport. As DFSD, Adams will assist the FSD with all federal security responsibilities,...
September 05, 2007 | Local Press Release
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Brian Johansson has been named federal security director (FSD) at Albany International Airport where he will oversee all TSA security operations. "Johansson is a...
August 24, 2007 | Local Press Release
CASPER, Wyo. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Reed L. Roberts federal security director (FSD) for Natrona International Airport with responsibilities also covering nine other commercial airports across the state of...
August 22, 2007 | Local Press Release
BISMARCK, N.D. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named John W. Hursey as federal security director (FSD) for the state of North Dakota. He will assume responsibility for commercial airports in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot...
August 13, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released today supplemental Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 grant guidance and application kits for three grant programs: FY 2007 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), FY 2007 Transit Security Grant Program...
August 13, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced Ray White as the agency's deputy assistant administrator for the office of security operations. White has been with TSA since 2002 and most recently served as the acting...
August 10, 2007 | Local Press Release
MIAMI – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Mark Hatfield Jr. federal security director for Miami International Airport (MIA). Hatfield joined TSA in 2002 and most recently served as the federal security director at Newark...
August 09, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today steps that will strengthen aviation security through uniform and consistent passenger prescreening against government watch lists. DHS is publishing two regulations which...
July 31, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today contract awards to begin testing millimeter wave imaging machines, as well as additional backscatter machines, at airport security checkpoints in Phoenix, Los Angeles, and...
July 20, 2007 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – In an effort to concentrate resources on detecting explosive threats, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it will no longer enforce the ban on common lighters in carry-on luggage. Torch lighters will...
July 19, 2007 | Local Press Release
NEW YORK – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Joseph Morris Jr. federal security director (FSD) for John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Morris arrives at TSA with experience in both the public and private sectors....
July 19, 2007 | Local Press Release
DENVER - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named David Bassett federal security director (FSD) for Denver International Airport pending final approval by the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, Bassett was FSD at Buffalo...
July 18, 2007 | Local Press Release
HONOLULU – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Glen Richard Kajiyama federal security director (FSD) for Honolulu International Airport (HNL) pending final approval from the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining...
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...

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