Finding a 5-cent needle in a haystack is one thing, but how about finding a diamond worth thousands of dollars at an airport checkpoint. That’s just what TSA officers did earlier this summer in Albany, New York.
The Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Departments of State and Justice, will begin the implementation of certain travel restriction provisions in the President’s Executive Order:
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announced enhanced security screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States.
The United States and the global aviation community face an adaptive and agile enemy. Terrorist groups continue to target passenger aircraft, and we have seen a “spider web” of threats to commercial aviation as terrorist pursue new attack methods. Based on these concerns, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working to raise the baseline of global aviation security to keep the traveling public safe, in coordination with our international partners.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working to raise the baseline for aviation security across the globe by implementing enhanced security measures, both seen and unseen, at all last-point-of-departure airports in 105 countries around world. These measures will be implemented in phases, in coordination with our international partners.
Secretary Kelly had a call today with European Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc to discuss aviation security.
Flying within the U.S. this summer? You’re not alone. Experts estimate that more people are taking to the skies this year than ever before, with 40 million Americans traveling on Memorial Day weekend alone. Want to get through security as fast as possible, while still being safe? Check out these tips for domestic travel from your friends at TSA.
The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for the start of the summer travel period, typically marked by the Memorial Day holiday weekend and continuing through Labor Day. Record numbers of passengers are expected at airports this summer, with peak travel periods occurring in June and July, including the July 4th weekend. During the busiest days of the summer, TSA will screen more than 2.5 million passengers per day.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Requirements and Capabilities Analysis Acting Assistant Administrator Steve Karoly addresses TSA’s Innovation Task Force and its role in fulfilling TSA’s mission to protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.
This video shows the capabilities of an innovative and adaptive training module that captures eye tracking to capture visual search process measures in addition to behavioral responses. Developed by the Transportation Security Administration Office of Operational and Technical Training in conjunction with DHS S&T, ScreenADAPT has shown a 45% increase in efficiency with no loss in threat detection while in use at seven airports.