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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.

Last Published Date: July 25, 2019

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Aug 15

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today, in partnership with the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, the implementation of an agreement to improve mutual security and expedite lawful travel through preclearance for travelers and their accompanying baggage on certain transports. The collaboration is articulated in the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air (LRMA) Transport Preclearance between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada, which supersedes the previous 2001 U.S.-Canada Agreement on Air Transport Preclearance, and expands upon the two countries’ partnership.  

Aug 8

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan ordered today, effective immediately, rescission of the Public Notice regarding security conditions at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines (MNL) issued in December. The Notice was published on December 27, 2018, after multiple assessments of MNL identified a failure to adequately implement and maintain international security standards and recommended practices established by the International Civil Aviation Organization in Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation of 1944.

Aug 2

On August 4, 1790, the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 ships to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue. This was the start of the long and illustrious history of the U.S. Coast Guard, the only branch of military service charged with enforcing our nation’s laws at sea and guarding her vast coastline. As our nation expanded its borders, the Coast Guard responsibilities expanded with it.

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