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TSA Sets 20-Year Record for Firearm Catches Before the Year is Through

By October 3 this year, TSA officers had stopped 4,495 airline passengers from carrying firearms onto their flights, surpassing the previous record of 4,432 firearms caught at checkpoints in the full calendar year 2019.

TSA to Impose Cybersecurity Mandates by Year End

The Transportation Security Administration will impose new cybersecurity mandates on the railroad and airline industries, including reporting requirements as part of a department effort to force compliance.

TSA Expands Use of Credential Authentication Technology

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed new credential authentication technology (CAT) at two more airports.

Tampa International Supervisory Transportation Security Officer Passes Away After Contracting COVID-19

Quijano joined TSA in 2002 when the checked baggage operation was still in the airport lobby. He later assisted in transitioning the baggage operation to one of the first inline baggage systems in the country.

OIG: TSA Falls Short on Modernization Efforts

An audit by the Office of Inspector General has determined that the Transportation Security Administration has not fully met the requirements of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 and the TSA Modernization Act.

St. Petersburg-Clearwater TSO Passes Following COVID-19 Illness

Seoud joined TSA in 2018 and was a valued member of the team who will be fondly remembered for his dedication and willingness to help others.

Multiple Firearm Detections at TSA Checkpoints

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers have seen an increase in firearms at the checkpoints, most of which have been loaded, with some checkpoints seeing multiple weapons in the same week or even the same day.

TSA Lowers PreCheck Online Renewal Fee

The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it has lowered the online renewal fee for TSA PreCheck® from $85 to $70. The new lower fee went into effect on Friday, October 1.
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