The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) protects the Nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. In support of this mission, the TSA Insider Threat Unit seeks to deter, detect, and mitigate insider threats from causing harm to the transportation domain. For purposes of the TSA Insider Threat Unit, “insiders” are, or present themselves to be, current or former transportation sector workers (including both TSA and private sector personnel) and individuals employed or otherwise engaged in providing services requiring authorized access to transportation facilities, assets, or infrastructure. Investigative files will be maintained in a database maintained by the Insider Threat Unit.
DHS S&T and TSA are seeking innovative solutions from startups to enhance security screening, through a new solicitation under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) “Object Recognition and Adaptive Algorithms in Passenger Property Screening.”
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is collaborating with the Transportation Security Administration to host a Homeland Security Industry Day on May 4, 2018.
Donald Anderson asked himself on September 11, 2001, “What do you do when it was your mission to prevent the very acts that took the lives of so many family and friends?" You step up and make certain that history doesn’t repeat itself.
Date Added: March 21, 2018
Students from James Madison University (JMU) will be tackling air travel security issues for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) as part of their spring semester of the Hacking 4 Defense (H4D) class.
Beginning February 5, 2018, residents of American Samoa will no longer be able to use territory-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards to fly domestically, or enter federal buildings and military installations.
Beginning February 5, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin enforcing compliance with the Real ID Act to better protect the American people. Fifty-five out of fifty-six states and territories are currently compliant or have received an extension until October 10, 2018. Passengers who have licenses issued by a state or territory that is compliant or has an extension to become compliant with REAL ID requirements may continue to use their licenses as usual.
Transportation Security Administration Systems Integration Facility Test Program Team receive the the Secretary's Unit Award at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017.
Charles Rotenberry, a Purple Heart Recipient, Transportation Security Administration, receives the the Secretary's Award for Volunteer Service at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017.