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November 09, 2018
For Immediate Release Public Affairs Contact: 571-227-2829 WASHINGTON – TSA takes its responsibility to enforce security related regulations and requirements to protect the nation's transportation systems very seriously. As such, TSA has conducted a...
August 08, 2018
For Immediate Release Public Affairs Contact: 571-227-2829 WASHINGTON – Contrary to recent media reports, TSA will not be eliminating passenger screening at any federalized U.S. airport. These media reports were based on information from a routine...
August 03, 2018
For Immediate Release Public Affairs Contact: 571-227-2829 WASHINGTON – TSA’s top priority is to protect the nation’s transportation system. When securing the homeland, managing operations, assessing risks, measuring security effectiveness, and...
August 01, 2018
WASHINGTON – 3-D printed firearms, like standard, realistic replica and novelty firearms, may be transported in checked baggage only in accordance with federal regulations. Travelers must comply with laws concerning possession of firearms as they...
August 01, 2018
For Immediate Release Public Affairs Contact: 571-227-2829 WASHINGTON – There has been no decision to eliminate passenger screening at any federalized U.S. airport. TSA remains committed to its core mission to secure the Homeland by screening more...
September 10, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015 Today, we remember the victims and honor the heroes of September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died in a horrific act of terrorism.On that day, the nation came together in shared sorrow. Just as quickly as we were attacked...
September 26, 2014
Administrator John S. Pistole spoke today with aviation professionals on TSA’s ongoing efforts to implement risk-based, intelligence-driven security measures. During his remarks, he announced a private-sector application initiative as an additional...
June 20, 2014
“As required by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, TSA has published an interim final rule to the Federal Register to restructure the September 11th Security Fee.“In accordance with Federal Law, the revenue generated from the security fee will be...
July 30, 2013
“TSA holds its employees to the highest ethical standards and expects all TSA employees to conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism. TSA concurs with GAO’s four recommendations to ensure that the agency establishes a process to verify...
February 21, 2013
"TSA regrets inaccurate guidance was provided to this family during screening and offers its apology. We are committed to maintaining the security of the traveling public and strive to treat all passengers with dignity and respect. While no pat-down...
January 17, 2013
“TSA has strict requirements that all vendors must meet for security effectiveness and efficiency.  Due to its inability to deploy non-imaging Automated Target Recognition (ATR) software by the Congressionally-mandated June 2013 deadline, TSA has...
January 07, 2013
“TSA’s objective is to mitigate risk in a way that ensures security measures while both promoting the safe movement of people and commerce and guarding against a deliberate attack against our transportation systems. The agency has implemented a...
December 18, 2012
In November 2011, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John. S. Pistole made a commitment at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to conduct an independent study on the effects of backscatter...
December 12, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed TSA supported legislation that would enable the Transportation Security Administration to waive re-screening of checked bags on connecting domestic flights originating from select international airports...
November 27, 2012
By U.S. House of Representatives rules which state that the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has no jurisdiction over the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), no representative from TSA will be present at the Subcommittee on...
November 07, 2012
TSA Administrator John Pistole visited TSA employees in the New York/New Jersey region, making stops at LaGuardia, Newark-Liberty and JFK airports, in addition to meeting with representatives of the New York and New Jersey Federal Air Marshal Field...
November 03, 2012
Transportation security operations at the three busiest New York area airports are fully staffed by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees with screening operations functioning normally. TSA continues to work closely with its...
October 19, 2012
"TSA holds all of its employees to the highest professional and ethical standards and has a zero tolerance for misconduct in the workplace. Accountability is an important aspect of our work and TSA takes prompt and appropriate action with any...