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Checked Baggage Screening – Preventing New Threats

The use of homemade explosives is a challenge for aviation security. To meet this challenge, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Checked Baggage Screening Program works with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), academia and industry, to keep improving the technology that can detect explosives and other threats in bags, even when surrounded by common items like clothing, electronics or food.

News Release: DHS S&T, TSA Announce New Innovation Solicitation

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.”

News Release: DHS S&T Awards $190K to London Startup

DHS S&T awarded $189,863 today to iProov Ltd. of London, England, to improve the screening process for international passengers. This is the first award to an international company from S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program.

Written testimony of TSA for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security hearing titled “The Public Face of TSA: Examining the Agency’s Outreach and Traveler Engagement Efforts”

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement Acting Assistant Administrator Christine Griggs and TSA Office of Security Operations Deputy Assistant Administrator Stacey Fitzmaurice address TSA’s approach to public engagement.

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