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  Transportation Security Administration
TSA issued the existing standard in June 2002, which requires private charter operators using aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight of 95,000 pounds or more, to ensure that passengers and their carry-on baggage are screened prior to boarding.
TSA is amending the rule to adopt an international standard, and so now private charter operations in aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight greater than 45,500 kg (100,309.3 pounds), or with a passenger seating configuration of 61 or more will be subject to this rule.
TSA is establishing a new compliance date for operators of these aircraft, in order to provide them sufficient time to develop procedures required by this rule and the security program.
regs.dot.gov /rulemakings/200212/tsa.htm   (1076 words)

 Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security.
TSA was originally a part of the Department of Transportation, but was moved to the Department of Homeland Security in March 2003.
In February 2002, TSA assumed responsibility for security at the nation's airports and by the end of the year had deployed a federal work force to meet challenging Congressional deadlines for screening all passengers and baggage.
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 Transportation Security Administration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a controversial U.S. government agency that was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001.
The TSA was originally organized in the U.S. Department of Transportation but was moved to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 01, 2003.
Airport security and the prevention of aircraft hijacking are integral parts of the TSA mission, though it's widely debated whether the TSA actually improves these areas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Transportation_Security_Administration   (634 words)

 The Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration is a fiscal fl hole, and fiscal conservatives ought to be enraged.
TSA proposes database to track all airline passengers: Flight information from all airline passengers, including financial data, can be collected and analyzed under a little-seen regulation proposed by the Transportation Security Administration to track potential terrorists.
Several documents produced by the Transportation Security Administration late in March [2003] indicate that the TSA actually keeps two main watch lists — one "no-fly" list of people "to be denied transport," and one "selectee list" of people who need "additional screening prior to boarding," according to an internal memo released by the agency.
www.akdart.com /airline4.html   (4766 words)

 Transportation Security
"TSA has concluded that the regulated community will be unable to meet some deadlines in the air cargo final rule because of the large number of employees and agents subject to the requirements," the agency said in a notice published last week.
Yeffet criticized the TSA for what he called its lack of urgency, citing the recent leaked report that undercover agents were able to smuggle prohibited items past the agency’s screeners at Newark International Airport in 20 out of 22 attempts.
TSA has a corresponding obligation to make sure that what we ask travelers to do is, in fact, really needed for a current security reason.
homelandsecurity.osu.edu /focusareas/transportation.html   (6636 words)

 www.GovExec.com - Aviation security agency gets off the ground (12/21/01)
Since the TSA is exempt from Title 5, which sets down the basic rules for the federal workforce, Transportation officials have the authority to set pay and benefit levels for screeners and to decide whether they can join unions.
Transportation's recent history with dividing safety chores on the nation's roads is cause for concern.
The first employees of the TSA are the 1,300 workers at the FAA's Civil Aviation Security Office, which was transferred to the new agency by the aviation law.
www.govexec.com /dailyfed/1201/122101p1.htm   (3345 words)

 Security Changes and the Transportation Security Administration Takeover
Although the newly created Transportation Security Administration has taken over the screening function at over 400 airports, there is still inconsistencies in the way that security is currently applied at U.S. airports.
According to this passenger, after she rolled her eyes at the apparent absurdity of this request, the screener refused to let her in the terminal for "not showing the proper respect for the security guard." She was forced to get another boarding pass and nearly missed a flight to a relative's funeral.
After going through security, she was able to purchase another set of batteries inside the terminal.
www.airsafe.com /issues/security/changes.htm   (738 words)

 The Transportation Security Administration’s Perspective On Aviation Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
TSA’s failure to even begin to plan for the possible transition of airports from the federal screeners to private screeners beginning November 2004.
TSA has already reviewed the proficiency of nearly two-thirds of its screeners as part of its “right-sizing” effort and will incorporate these results as part of the re-certification process for the entire screener workforce over the next several months.
TSA says that while it cannot disclose the specific sources of information on which it will base its risk assessment, it will provide a passenger advocate office to work with individuals who believe they have been denied boarding or subjected to additional scrutiny in error.
www.house.gov /transportation/aviation/10-16-03/10-16-03memo.html   (3387 words)

 Transportation Security Administration
This rule is being adopted to improve the qualifications of individuals performing screening, and thereby to improve the level of security in air transportation.
Given the current security risks, the potential for damage these larger aircraft can cause, and the need to protect areas that are designated as sterile, TSA believes it is now appropriate to require these operators to ensure that passengers and their accessible property are screened.
In addition, in order to implement its new statutory authority to protect sensitive security information in all modes of transportation, TSA will amend the SSI regulation to specifically cover information in all modes regulated by the Department of Transportation and relevant entities in those modes that may create and receive SSI.
regs.dot.gov /rulemakings/200210/tsa.htm   (904 words)

 NBAA Security > TSA Access Certificate (TSAAC)
Those best practices were then developed into a security protocol that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has used in a “proof-of-concept security program.” Part 91 operators based at Teterboro (TEB) were offered the opportunity to participate in the initial test phase of the program.
After meeting the requirements of the security protocol and being vetted, operators were issued a TSAAC by the TSA.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and NBAA are continuing their successful partnership to further enhance the Transportation Security Administration Access Certificate (TSAAC), a pilot program providing corporate aircraft operators with a TSA-approved security program.
web.nbaa.org /public/ops/security/tsaac   (414 words)

 Transportation Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Transportation professionals are faced with an increased emphasis on and responsibility for transportation security since the events of September 11, 2001.
The agenda for transportation security should be recalibrated as the vulnerabilities are greater and the stakes higher in the maritime sector than in the aviation sector.
Transport Canada issued a Press Release stating that the Government of Canada is launching a five-year package of initiatives of up to C$172.5 million to enhance its maritime security.
www4.trb.org /trb/homepage.nsf/web/security   (11439 words)

 TSA | Transportation Security Administration (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the event of a transportation security emergency, contact the authorities at the airport or your local law enforcement directly.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees, former employees, and applicants for employment who feel that they have been subjected to discriminatory employment practices, unlawful harassment, or retaliation may contact the Office of Civil Rights to initiate the equal employment opportunity complaint process and to seek resolution of their complaints.
If you are a TSA employee and wish to discuss a concern or issue regarding your workplace, please contact the Office of the Ombudsman.
contact.tsa.dhs.gov.cob-web.org:8888   (386 words)

 Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to implement critical elements of its air cargo strategic plan as a result of 9/11 and the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks.
The new security mandates from the TSA have an effect on the entire cargo industry.
One facet of the new security program is the possibility that any shipment from any customer will be subject to inspection.
www.go2uti.com /news/news_transportation_security_update.html   (596 words)

 TSA | Transportation Security Administration | Wait Times
As a customer service initiative, TSA is providing security checkpoint wait time information to assist travelers in planning for their next flight.
The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information as a guide to assist in travel planning.
Security checkpoint wait time information is also available in XML (eXtensible Markup Language) format.
waittime.tsa.dhs.gov   (243 words)

 ExpectMore.gov: Transportation Security Administration: Flight Crew Training
TSA will issue the draft Request for Proposals by August 2005 and select the contractor to perform the work by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005.
TSA is in the process of developing a pay-for-performance system.
Explanation: TSA monitors and assesses flight crew performance holistically, meaning that all crew environmental aspects, including training, are considered in determining program direction, technology, performance standards and procedures, and TSA program management and oversight.
www.whitehouse.gov /omb/expectmore/detail.10003616.2005.html   (2447 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Purpose: This information is needed to verify your identity and to conduct a security threat assessment to evaluate your suitability for a hazardous materials endorsement for a commercial drivers license.
Furnishing this information, including your SSN or alien registration number, is voluntary; however, failure to provide it will prevent the completion of your security threat assessment, without which you cannot be granted a hazardous materials endorsement.
Once our secure server receives your encoded number, your credit card number will not be transmitted over the internet again.
www.hazprints.com   (428 words)

 AFGE | Transportation Security Administration
A Transportation Security Officer in Orlando recently wrote to AFGE to thank the union for its help when TSOs were on the verge of losing their jobs.
AFGE recently sent a letter to House Homeland Security Committee Chair Peter King and Ranking Member Benny Thompson stating its support for, and asking Committee members to vote in favor of an amendment to the Homeland Security Authorization bill that would restore labor rights to Transportation Security Officers.
A TSA Officer from LAX recently accepted a generous settlement after AFGE represented him in an EEO complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of his disability.
www.afge.org /Index.cfm?Page=AirportScreeners   (451 words)

 DHS: Homeland Security Advisory System
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) new security procedures were updated Monday, September 25, 2006.
All Americans, including those traveling in the transportation systems, should continue to be vigilant, take notice of their surroundings, and report suspicious items or activities to local authorities immediately.
The Homeland Security Advisory System is designed to target our protective measures when specific information to a specific sector or geographic region is received.
www.dhs.gov /dhspublic/display?theme=29   (457 words)

 Transportation Security Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Aviation and Transportation Security Act (P.L. 107-71), signed by the President on November 19, 2001, created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the Department of Transportation.
The law made many fundamental changes in the way transportation security will be performed and managed in the United States.
For the first time, aviation security has become a direct Federal responsibility, overseen by a new Under Secretary of Transportation for Security in charge of TSA who is reporting directly to the Secretary of Transportation.
www.tibco.com /customers/transportation_security_administration.jsp   (278 words)

 Transportation Security Administration
WASHINGTON -Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist today condemned the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) plan to sock taxpayers with a massive tax increase to fly domestically.
According to published reports, TSA's budget request for the upcoming year would raise the security tax for one-way flights by 120% and for round-trip flights by 60%.
The TSA was established in 2002 to coordinate security efforts in American airports.
www.atr.org /content/html/2005/feb/pr_tsataxincrease_1-31-05.htm   (216 words)

 ExpectMore.gov: Transportation Security Administration: Air Cargo Security Programs
The program develops and deploys advanced programs and systems to ensure the safe and secure transport of passengers and property in air transportation.
TSA should improve improve methods to evaluate risks and vunerability in the air transportation system as it relates to air cargo.
Improving methods used to evaluate risks and vulnerability in the air transportation system through the "Freight Assessment System." TSA willl fully deploy this system in 2008.
www.whitehouse.gov /omb/expectmore/summary.10003602.2005.html   (266 words)

 Transportation Security Administration Reorganization Act of 2005
This Act may be cited as the `Transportation Security Administration Reorganization Act of 2005'.
The Chief Operating Officer shall be appointed by the Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration).
When conducting a hearing under this section, the administrative law judge shall not be bound by findings of fact or interpretations of laws and regulations of the Assistant Secretary.
www.theorator.com /bills109/hr4439.html   (4217 words)

 Safefreight Transportation Security Technology Selected for Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Hazmat ...
The GPS fleet tracking and trailer security technology developed by Safefreight Technology Ltd. supports hazmat transportation security, and will be used by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in a $3.1 million contract awarded by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under their Hazmat Truck Security Pilot (HTSP) program.
At this stage of the project, Safefreight is the only hazmat security provider to build a standards-compliant direct link to the HTSP Universal Communications Interface (UCI) which will be providing location and on-board sensor data in real time to the TSA Truck Tracking Center.
In addition to optimizing fleet operations, this transportation security technology provides situational awareness of vehicles and the tools for fleet managers to mitigate threats.
prweb.com /releases/2006/10/prweb459489.htm   (521 words)

 U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport: ...
U.S. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces.
In developing this Alliance, OSHA and TSA recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
Deliver or arrange for the delivery of training sessions addressing hazards encountered by TSA employees during the performance of their regular duties.
www.osha.gov /dcsp/alliances/regional/reg2/tsa-pr_final.html   (834 words)

 Wired News: Airlines Cough Up Passenger Data
Even though the airlines still have concerns about privacy and the possible effects of Secure Flight on day-to-day operations, they are complying, said Doug Wills, a spokesman for the Air Transport Association, the airlines' trade organization.
The TSA wanted to use commercial databases to verify passenger identities in the test phase, but Congress blocked it from doing so until the GAO certifies that passenger privacy will be protected.
Two Homeland Security investigations of the earlier data transfers' legality are still ongoing, including one by the department's Inspector General Clark Kent Irvin, who has been one of the TSA's harshest critics.
www.wired.com /news/privacy/0,1848,65822,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1   (624 words)

 Transportation Security Administration Implements MicroStrategy Software
MicroStrategy, a worldwide provider of business intelligence software, recently announced that the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Office of Strategic Management and Analysis, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has implemented the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform to analyze transportation security operations at commercial airports nationwide.
TSA executives, Federal Security Directors, and TSA field staff use MicroStrategy’s software to assess and streamline the performance of commercial airport security operations.
Operational performance metrics, such as wait times at selected airports, TSA staff utilization, and screening equipment utilization are collected and reported via the PMIS system.
www.b-eye-network.com /view/1080   (208 words)

OTVC is responsible for conducting security threat assessments for all commercial truck drivers pursuing a hazardous materials commercial driver's license.
"We are proud to support the TSA in securing the nation's transportation systems from potential threats," said Paul Cofoni, president of CSC's Federal Sector business unit.
The TSA is responsible for protecting the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement of people and commerce.
www.csc.com /solutions/security/news/3501.shtml   (367 words)

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