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April 17, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Peter Pietra has been named the agency’s Director of Privacy Policy and Compliance. Pietra’s appointment, along with expanded staffing of the office, manifests TSA’s...
April 07, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of FirstLine Transportation Security, Inc. as the private screening contractor for Kansas City (Mo.) International Airport under the Screening Partnership...
April 06, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Ellen Howe was recently appointed as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs of the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) by Assistant Secretary Kip Hawley.In that position,...
April 03, 2006 | Local Press Release
HANOVER, Md. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in partnership with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), today announced a Mobile Security Checkpoint (MSC) pilot program to screen MARC passengers and their bags for explosive...
March 27, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has established a screening presence at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Wall Street. This operation represents the first time since TSA’s inception that it has...
March 22, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Los Angeles based J.H. World Express, Inc. does not meet security standards and will have its indirect air carrier certification revoked for shipments on passenger...
March 03, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Assistant Secretary Kip Hawley today announced the appointment of Dana A. Brown, of Virginia, to be the Assistant Administrator for Law Enforcement and Director of the Federal Air Marshal...
February 06, 2006 | Local Press Release
ASHTABULA, Ohio – Today, port workers, longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Ashtabula will begin to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The program's goal...
February 03, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that the Covenant Aviation Security (CAS)/Lockheed Martin Information & Technology Services team will assume screening operations on Sunday, Feb. 5 at Joe Foss Field...
February 02, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced selection of the Jackson Hole Airport Board as the private screening contractor for Jackson Hole Airport in Jackson, Wyo. under the Screening Partnership Program (SPP)....
January 20, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced several parameters for a nationwide private sector Registered Traveler (RT) program, including the biometrics to be used for identification purposes and the redress...
January 09, 2006 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – With a sharp eye focused on the threat of explosives, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that it has deployed explosives detection trace portal machines to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)...
December 23, 2005 | National Press Release
On October 12, 2007, TSA issued a determination that Bandara Ngurah Rai International Airport was again in compliance with security standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization. The press release of December 23, 2005, while...
December 21, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the graduation of 12 new members of its National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP). The teams will be assigned to airports in Los Angeles; Cleveland;...
December 20, 2005
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY CHERTOFF: Well, I want to thank the Provost, and I want to thank Frank, and I want to thank the University for hosting me in this return engagement at George Washington. It is true that I was here about...
December 16, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced selection of the Covenant Aviation Security (CAS)/Lockheed Martin Information & Technology Services team as the private screening contractor for Joe Foss Field in...
December 02, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – Beginning December 22, airline travelers can expect to see more random screenings, fewer prohibited items and a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce more dedicated to detecting and defeating more serious threats, such...
November 29, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Justin P. Oberman, Assistant Director for Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing will leave the agency next month to return to the private sector. During...
November 16, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today urged air travelers to plan ahead for air travel security procedures this holiday season. The agency expects heavy passenger volume throughout the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New...
October 27, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today reopened Ronald Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to certain pre-cleared General Aviation (GA) operations, including corporate and charter aircraft. "Opening up Reagan National to...
October 27, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Maggie Rhodes, Leo Vasquez, Jr. and Dennis Clark as the three area directors to oversee transportation security at airports and in other modes of transportation for the East...
October 07, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminds individuals who have flight plans for their next hunting or fishing trip to pack carefully before coming to the airport. Traveling with outdoor gear, guns and most camping items...
September 28, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the expansion of the National Explosive Detection Canine Team Program to 10 mass transit and commuter rail systems. The 10 systems are: Massachusetts Bay Transportation...
September 26, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the Hazmat Truck Security Pilot this week with the award of a contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems of Buffalo, N.Y. for $3,157,744. This is the second award...
September 14, 2005 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Robert Jamison as Deputy Administrator for the agency. For the past three years, Jamison has served as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), an...

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