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Transportation Security

TSA employs a risk-based strategy to secure U.S. transportation systems, working closely with transportation sector stakeholders, as well as the partners in the law enforcement and intelligence community.

  • Air Cargo Security Requirements

    Pursuant to the Final Rule for Air Cargo Security Requirements, TSA will collect and retain personal information about four sets of individuals for the purposes of conducting a security threat assessment. The first set consists of certain individuals who have, or are applying for, unescorted access to air cargo. The second set consists of each individual who is a sole proprietor, general partner, officer or director of an IAC or an applicant to be an IAC, and certain owners of an IAC or an applicant to be an IAC. The third set consists of known shippers who are individuals. The fourth set consists of individuals who in addition to having unescorted access to cargo have responsibilities for screening cargo under 49 CFR 1544.

  • Vetting and Credentialing Screening Gateway System (CSG)

    DHS/TSA/PIA-001 - Vetting and Credentialing Screening Gateway System (CSG)

  • Workplace Violence Prevention Program

    The Workplace Violence Prevention Program provides: national guidance to TSA program coordinators regarding the prevention of, and response to, incidents of actual or alleged workplace violence; reviews reports of credible threats or actual incidents of workplace violence; provides advice and guidance to program coordinators and management regarding agency action; and coordinates training for program coordinators and TSA employees and contractors.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-020 Airport Access for Aviation Workers

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) conducts security threat assessments on individuals working at airports. These include individuals seeking or holding authorized airport access or airport identification badges or credentials, as well as identification credentials or badges recognized by TSA under 49 CFR Parts 1542 and 1544, and non-traveling individuals requiring unescorted access to the sterile area of the airport. Additionally, Congress, through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018, directed TSA to establish a national centralized database containing the names of individuals who have had an airport and/or aircraft operator-issued credential or badge revoked for failure to comply with aviation security requirements. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) consolidates and supersedes earlier PIAs regarding aviation worker security threat assessments (STA) published in 2004, 2005, and 2008 and discusses the creation of the new national centralized database.

  • TSA Office of Transportation Redress

    The TSA Traveler Identity Verification Program was developed as a voluntary program to provide a forum for individuals who believe they have been unfairly or incorrectly delayed, denied boarding, or identified for additional screening at our nation's airports to request redress.

  • Access to Sensitive Security Information in Contract Solicitations (SSI)

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) conducts security threat assessments on individuals and companies that seek access to Sensitive Security Information (SSI) necessary to prepare a proposal in the pre-award phase of contracting with TSA. SSI is a form of unclassified information that, if publicly released, would be detrimental to transportation security. Pursuant to the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), TSA also enters Other Transaction Agreements (OTA), procurement contracts, and other agreements with various public and private entities in furtherance of its security mission, and receives submissions for the Qualified Products List (QPL). In certain cases, TSA may need to conduct security threat assessments (STA) on individuals and entities that seek access to SSI necessary to prepare a proposal or submission in response to these situations. TSA is updating this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to address the collection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from members of the public before granting access to SSI and to clarify the records retention. 

  • Stand-Off Detection (SPO)

    TSA will deploy advanced explosives detection technology using passive millimeter wave (PMMW) screening technologies as part of the agency's efforts to ensure the safety of travelers. The objective is to identify individuals who may seek to detonate explosives in transportation facilities.

  • Tactical Information Sharing System Update (TISS)

    The Tactical Information Sharing System (TISS) receives, assesses, and distributes intelligence information related to transportation security to Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) and other Federal, State, and local law enforcement. TISS applies to all transportation modes, not just aviation.

  • TSA Enterprise Search Portal (ESP)

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing a search capability to enable authorized users to search or discover data held by separate databases within TSA. The search function will be known as the Enterprise Search Portal (ESP). TSA is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment to assess privacy impacts associated with this capability to search across multiple databases. The systems being searched are covered by other PIAs or are otherwise compliant with the E-Government Act of 2002.

  • Vetting and Credentialing Screening Gateway System

    January 14, 2005. The Consolidated Screening Gateway is the system of hardware, software and communications infrastructure used by the Transportation Security Administration to conduct security threat assessments on various transportation worker and other populations related to transportation.