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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.

  • Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP)

    TSA has issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) which would establish a security program called the, Aircraft Security Program (LASP) for the large aircraft operators and will require security threat assessments (STAs) for various categories of individuals Large. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is being conducted in conjunction with a the NPRM. The PIA will be updated to reflect any changes made prior to publication of the Final Rule. No information will be collected by TSA prior to publication of the Final Rule.

  • e-Law Enforcement Officer Logbook Program (e-Logbook)

    August 31, 2009. The e-Logbook is as an electronic means of logging and confirming the identity of Law Enforcement Officers with a need to Fly Armed (hereinafter LEOFA). LEOFAs must satisfy the requirements set forth in 49 CFR § 1544.219, carriage of accessible weapons, prior to being admitted into an airport's sterile area or on-board a commercial aircraft.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-039 - TSA Encounter Analysis Branch

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Encounter Analysis Branch (EAB) seeks to improve TSA’s ability to identify potential risks to transportation security. Initial efforts by the EAB involved discovering and analyzing previously unknown links or patterns among individuals who undergo a TSA security threat assessment (STA), passengers identified as a match to a government watch list, and passengers who do not present acceptable identification documents to access the sterile area of an airport whose identity cannot be verified through the identity verification process. TSA is updating the EAB Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to reflect operational changes to the program to include new investigative steps that may be taken in performing security threat assessment reviews on transportation sector workers and TSA Pre✓® participants.