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July 20, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that beginning August 10, 2006 drivers licensed in Canada or Mexico to commercially transport hazardous materials will be required to undergo a background check under the...
July 18, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced that the Port-au-Prince International Airport in Haiti now maintains and carries out effective security measures. This determination is based on recent assessments by the...
July 17, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today introduced a Career Progression Program for its frontline workforce of 43,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs). Included are merit-based promotions for experienced TSOs and...
July 11, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the appointment of John P. Sammon as Assistant Administrator for the recently created office of Transportation Sector Network Management (TSNM). “It is a real coup for TSA...
July 11, 2006
Department of Homeland SecurityJuly 11, 2006(202) 282-8010The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the bombings in Mumbai, India, as is the rest of the federal government.  At this time, there is no specific or credible intelligence...
July 10, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that J. Mark Heisey has been named Federal Security Director (FSD) at Joe Foss Field Airport at Sioux Falls, S.D.  Heisey assumes the position, which has oversight over...
July 07, 2006
Transportation Security Administration July 7, 2006  This is the first grant cycle since completion of the Department’s Second Stage Review last summer and our creation of a unified Preparedness Directorate. The preparedness mission transcends the...
June 30, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Lee R. Kair as Federal Security Director (FSD) for the Orlando (Fla.) International Airport. Kair will report for duty in Orlando in early August. He currently serves as the...
June 30, 2006 | Local Press Release
HOUSTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Arthur J. Meinke has been named Federal Security Director (FSD) at George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and James L. Marchand has been named FSD for William P. Hobby...
June 29, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – In anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminds travelers that fireworks – including sparklers and bottle rockets – are prohibited in checked baggage and from passing through...
June 29, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Karen Burke has been named Federal Security Director (FSD) at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. In that role, Burke will manage all TSA operations and...
June 28, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the graduation of 24 members of its National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program. The teams are assigned to mass transit systems in Washington D.C. (Washington...
June 16, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Peter Loverso has been named Acting Federal Security Director (FSD) at Charleston International Airport in Charleston, S.C. In his role, Loverso will oversee all TSA...
June 05, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the deployment of five Reveal explosives detection systems (EDS) for screening checked baggage at Kansas City International Airport (MCI). The Reveal CT-80 machines are...
May 31, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that it has deployed two explosives detection trace portals to the passenger security checkpoint at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). The state-of-the-art machines...
May 30, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of McNeil Security, Inc., of Springfield, Va. as the private screening contractor for Greater Rochester (N.Y.) International Airport under the Screening...
May 24, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has prepared its workforce and airport operations to ensure the highest levels of security and customer service for travelers this busy summer travel season. TSA also...
May 17, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today continued comprehensive efforts to strengthen air cargo security by announcing requirements designed to protect the more than 50,000 tons of cargo that is transported aboard...
May 15, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the successful federalization of Rota International Airport, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Small and remote, the island airport provides direct...
May 11, 2006 | 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 Tupelo Regional Airport (Miss.) under the Screening Partnership...
May 10, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Coast Guard today took another step toward the implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) by approving...
May 10, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Aramex International Courier (Aramex), with facilities in New York and the Washington area, has been denied its request for renewal of TSA approval to operate as an...
May 05, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Dallas/Love Field Airport (DAL), Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) as the newest “Gateway” airports, allowing...
May 05, 2006 | Local Press Release
BALTIMORE - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) announced that three explosives detection canine teams are now providing security for MARC, MTA buses...
April 20, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced its intent to proceed with Registered Traveler (RT) in the second half of 2006. TSA will be prepared for a roll-out at 10 to 20 airports. These airports will come on line...

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