Events, Police/Fire

Nineteen years after 9/11 terrorist attacks, TSA remains focused on evolving challenges

WASHINGTON, DC—The Transportation Security Administration hosted a 9/11 commemoration event on Friday morning at the agency’s headquarters in Arlington, Va., to mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, remember the victims, and honor their families. “September 11th was a traumatic day and a tragedy that continues to be felt by all Americans, including many TSA employees who …


Business, Health, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

TSA prepares for summer travelers with updated security procedures

WASHINGTON, DC—With the Memorial Day holiday weekend kicking off the start of summer, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing a very different travel season given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. TSA has implemented changes to the security screening process that reduce the potential for cross-contamination at the security checkpoint in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. TSA has …


TSA: Number of guns brought to airport checkpoints in 2019 up 5 percent

WASHINGTON, DC—Transportation Security Administration officers caught more firearms at checkpoints nationwide in 2019 than ever before in the agency’s 18-year history. In total, 4,432 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags or on passengers at checkpoints across the country last year, averaging about 12.1 firearms per day, approximately a 5% increase nationally in firearm discoveries from the total of 4,239 detected …

TSA: Plan ahead for another high volume travel period

WASHINGTON, DC—The Transportation Security Administration expects another high volume period for the upcoming holiday season. Between December 19 and January 5, TSA estimates 42 million passengers will travel through security screening checkpoints nationwide, an increase of 3.9 percent from 2018. “I can’t express enough how proud I am of the TSA workforce,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “Year after year, …