Press Releases

| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today named Mike Golden as assistant administrator, Operational Process and Technology.  In this role, Golden will serve as the agency’s Chief Technology Officer overseeing the implementation…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration’s Office of Acquisition has received the 2006 Excellence in Acquisition Management Award. Innovative recruitment and acquisition workforce management programs have strengthened the five-year-…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today named Paul J. Lennon the General Manager for its Mass Transit Sector.  As general manager, Lennon  represents the agency on issues involving mass transit and acts as the agency’s chief…
| Local Press Release
MADISON, Wis. – The Transportation Security Administration announced today that Jane Hemberger has been named federal security director (FSD) at Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). As FSD, Hemberger will oversee all TSA security operations at Dane…
| Local Press Release
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – The Transportation Security Administration announced today that Rick Gordon has been named federal security director (FSD) at Cherry Capital Airport (TVC). As FSD, Gordon will oversee all TSA security operations at TVC and its…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration, Air Transport Association (ATA) and Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) unveiled post-Thanksgiving security wait time data and a sampling of airline load factors today.…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the graduation of 11 members of its National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program.  The teams are assigned to airports in Houston; Boise, Idaho; Manchester, N.H.;…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued its notice on the standard fee amount for the Registered Traveler (RT) Program in the Federal Register. The RT program is comprised of two fees, one for private industry and…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Air Transport Association (ATA), Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) and the Transportation Security Administration are informing the traveling public how they can prepare for security screening during the busy…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Covenant Aviation Security, LLC, of Bolingbrook, Ill. as the private screening contractor for San Francisco International Airport (SFO) under the…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Maurice Jones as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for the Shreveport Regional Airport (La.).  Jones had been serving as Acting FSD for the airport since April 2006. In this…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Maggie Rhodes the new Federal Security Director (FSD) for McGhee Tyson (TYS), Chattanooga Metropolitan (CHA), and Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) airports in Tennessee.  As FSD,…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today an $800,000 grant to Portland, Oregon’s TriMet to improve rail security and a $150,000 grant to Vancouver, Washington’s C-TRAN to improve intercity bus security.  These…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the graduation of seven members of its National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program.  The teams are assigned to airports in West Palm Beach, Fla.; San Jose, Calif.,…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON - TSA received high marks for its performance last June in a simulation of an incident that would require relocation of the agency's operations. TSA effectively relocated in a timely manner, maintained command and control, and continued…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a $1.1 million grant to the St. Louis Metro-Bi State Development Agency (d.b.a. Metro) to improve rail and intercity bus security. Since 2003, DHS has provided approximately…
| Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today an $898,530 transit security grant to the Port Authority of Allegheny County to deploy rail emergency carts and perimeter security systems ($259,830) and bus closed-circuit…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named James P. Schear as Federal Security Director (FSD) for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). As FSD, Schear will oversee all TSA security…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a $1,150,000 grant to the Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver to provide video surveillance equipment at existing light rail stations.  Since 2003, DHS has…
| Local Press Release
CLEVELAND - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $136 million in grants to protect transit systems and the traveling public.  The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP), which is part of the department’s Infrastructure…
| Local Press Release
CHICAGO – Today the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) named Dereck Starks the new Federal Security Director (FSD) at Midway International Airport. As FSD, Starks will oversee all TSA security operations at Midway. "Dereck will be a…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Mark Hatfield Jr. as Federal Security Director (FSD) for Newark-Liberty International Airport. Hatfield has served as acting FSD there since March 2006. During his tenure as…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today it is adjusting its total ban on liquids, gels and aerosols effective Tuesday, September 26.  There are two significant changes: Travelers will be allowed to carry travel-…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released draft Security, Privacy and Compliance Standards for Sponsoring Entities and Service Providers for the industry-driven Registered Traveler program. The draft standards have…
| National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Kathleen (Lenz) Petrowsky as the Deputy Federal Security Director (DFSD) for the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).  Petrowsky has been serving as Acting DFSD for ORD…