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TSA Reports Spike in Firearm Discoveries at Georgia Checkpoints in Early 2024

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported a significant increase in firearm detections at Georgia airports during the first half of 2024.

TSA Officers Intercept Two Guns at Philadelphia Airport on Thursday

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers intercepted two firearms at checkpoints at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, July 11, thus stopping two individuals from carrying loaded guns onto their flights.

TSA Intercepts Firearm at Pittsburgh Airport, Causing Checkpoint Delays

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Pittsburgh International Airport intercepted a loaded gun at the main security checkpoint on Friday, July 12.

Traveling to the Paris Olympics? Essential Tips for a Safe and Unforgettable Experience

As excitement builds for the Paris Olympics (July 26 – August 11), a recent survey commissioned by World Travel Protection reveals apprehension and fear among North American business travelers heading to France for the Games.

CISA Releases Update to Their Marine Transportation System Resilience Assessment Guide

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an update to the agency’s Marine Transportation System Resilience Assessment Guide (MTS Guide) with a new, more accessible web-based tool for stakeholders in the maritime domain according to a press release on July 2nd.

TSA Stops Local Man with Loaded Handgun at Roanoke Airport

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport prevented a Roanoke man from bringing his loaded gun past the security checkpoint last Wednesday, July 3.

TSA Stops 3,269 Firearms at Airport Checkpoints Nationwide in First Half of 2024

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which has screened higher passenger volumes this summer and a record-breaking 3 million passengers on Sunday, July 7, intercepted 3,269 firearms at airport security checkpoints during the first half of 2024.

TSA Intercepts Firearm at Pittsburgh Airport on Record-Breaking Day

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Pittsburgh International Airport stopped a local man from carrying his 9mm handgun through the busy airport checkpoint on the busiest checkpoint throughput day in TSA’s 22-year history when more than 3 million travelers were screened for the very first time.

TSA Officers Stop Man with Loaded Gun at Richmond Airport on Busiest Day Ever

A North Carolina man was cited by police on Sunday, July 7, after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Richmond International Airport intercepted a gun among the traveler’s carry-on items on what was the busiest day in TSA’s 22-year history nationwide.

CBP Expanding Mobile Passport Control to Detroit Metro Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is the latest location to allow U.S. citizens and select non-U.S. travelers to use Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to streamline entry into the United States. Mobile Passport Control will go live at DTW, July 9.

Secretary Mayorkas Announces Record 3 Million Screenings by TSA

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement following yesterday’s record three million passenger screenings by the Transportation Security Administration.

Homeland Security Awards Contracts to Six Startups to Identify, Develop, and Implement Privacy-Enhancing Digital Wallets Technologies

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced in a news release today that Credence ID, Hushmesh, Netis d.o.o., Procivis, SpruceID, and Ubiqu have each won a government contract to develop technologies that protect the privacy of individuals using digital versions of credentials issued for immigration and travel.

U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz Charged for Carrying Gun in DC Airport

Victoria Spartz, the Republican U.S. Representative from Indiana’s fifth district currently running for reelection, has been charged after reportedly bringing a gun into a DC airport.

New Automated Screening Lanes with CT Scanners at BWI Airport

The summer travel period has arrived in full force and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared for the highest passenger volumes that the agency has ever seen at airport security checkpoints nationwide during this summer’s travel season, which began Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day.

Pittsburgh TSA Stop Couple with Loaded Handgun During 4th July Travel Rush

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Pittsburgh International Airport stopped a West Virginia couple from bringing their .22 caliber handgun through a checkpoint July 1. The gun was loaded with five bullets.

TSA Gears Up for Busiest Summer Travel Season Ever at Rochester Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared for high passenger volumes throughout the summer and especially during the Fourth of July travel period at airports nationwide including Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC).
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