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DHS/TSA/PIA-018 TSA Secure Flight Program

The purpose of the Secure Flight program is to screen individuals before they access airport sterile areas or board aircraft. This screening is designed to identify known or suspected terrorists or other individuals who may be a threat to transportation or national security, to prevent some identified individuals from gaining access to airports and airplanes where they may jeopardize the lives of passengers, and to ensure that other identified individuals receive enhanced physical screening prior to accessing airport sterile areas or boarding an aircraft. Secure Flight performs watch list matching on carrier-provided traveler information to the No Fly and Selectee portions of the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), as well as other watch lists to identify individuals who may need additional screening or are prevented from travel.

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/TSA-001 Transportation Security Enforcement Record System
  • DHS/TSA-011 Transportation Security Intelligence Service Files
  • DHS/TSA-019 Secure Flight Records
Last Published Date: May 10, 2019
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