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Transportation Security Administration Publications (132 Books)


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. TSA's collection is publications of the protections of the nation's transportation systems, ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. In February 2002, TSA assumed responsibility for security at the nation's airports and by the end of the year had deployed a federal work force to meet challenging Congressional deadlines for screening all passengers and baggage.

 
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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs United Sta...

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Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Good Morning Madam Chairman, Ranking Member Lieberman, and Members of the Committee. I am pleased to have this opportunity to testify on the subject of protecting public transportation targets from terrorist attack. My focus today will be on the programs and initiatives of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in mass transit and rail security // where we are investing our resources and why // as well as our immediate response to the London bombings a...

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Subcommittee on Management, Integration, And Oversight

By: David Kontny

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Good Morning Mr. Chairman, Congressman Meek, and Members of the Subcommittee. I am pleased to have the opportunity to appear before you with my colleagues from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATFE) to discuss the use of canines in deterring, detecting, and preventing potential terrorist attacks. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administers the National Explosives Detection Canine Te...

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Aviation Security Advisory Committee Asac

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Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Meeting of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee was held on Tuesday, October 1, 2002, at 13 the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, commencing at 10:00 14 a.m., Joseph Hawkins, chairman of the committee, 15 presiding.

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Department of Transportation

By: Michael P. Jackson

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Summary: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announces the imposition of a security service fee in the amount of $2.50 per enplanement on passengers of domestic and foreign air carriers in air transportation, foreign air transportation, and intrastate air transportation originating at airports in the United States. Passengers will not be charged for more than two enplanements per one-way trip or four enplanements per round trip. The security service fee will...

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Department of Transportation

By: John W. Magaw

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Summary: On December 31, 2001, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published an interim final rule on the imposition and collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees (September 11th Security Fees). The comment period closed on March 1, 2002. Since that time, however, TSA has tentatively determined that some of the data direct air carriers and foreign air carriers are required to submit in the quarterly reports pursuant to S 1510.17 of the int...

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Department of Transportation

By: James M. Loy

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Excerpt: And until further notice, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not enforce certain independent audit requirements related to the September 11th Security Fee collected by direct air carriers and foreign air carriers. This partial waiver is because the audit may not be necessary and may be overly burdensome.

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Department of Homeland Security

By: James M. Loy

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Summary: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is issuing this rule to temporarily suspend the September 11, 2001, Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fee and the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (ASIF) during the period beginning June 1, 2003, and ending September 30, 2003, as provided in Public Law 108?11, enacted on April 16, 2003, titled, ??Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003?? (Appropriations Act). TSA interprets the Appropri...

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Transportation

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Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Department of Transportation. // (a) The Department of Transportation is an executive department of the United States Government at the seat of Government. // (b) The head of the Department is the Secretary of Transportation. The Secretary is appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. // (c) The Department has a Deputy Secretary of Transportation appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The ...

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Subtitle VII Aviation Programs

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Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Sec. 40101. Policy; 40102. Definitions; 40103. Sovereignty and use of airspace; 40104. Promotion of civil aeronautics and safety of air commerce; 40105. International negotiations, agreements, and obligations; 40106. Emergency powers; 40107. Presidential transfers; 40108. Training schools; 40109. Authority to exempt; 40110. General procurement authority; 40111. Multiyear procurement contracts for services and related items; 40112. Multiyear procurement contracts...

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Aviation Security Advisory Committee Meeting Summary

By: Mr. Mchale

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Excerpt: General Aviation Initiatives: Pamela Hamilton, Director of Aviation Initiatives, TSA, briefed ASAC on TSA initiatives concerning general aviation (GA) and asked for ASAC?s assistance in chartering a working group to consider security measures at general aviation airports. Among Ms. Hamilton?s key points: // TSA defines GA to be ?anything other than commercial or military aviation.? // GA operations are very diverse and have significant economic, financial, pract...

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Building a Secure Nation

By: David M. Stone

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The tragic events of 11 September 2001 dramatically underscored the vulnerability of America?s borders and its transportation system to terrorism. In the wake of those tragedies, the Congress gave the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) a unique and historic opportunity to become a new kind of 21st-Century federal organization in this area of crucial importance to every American and the people of the world. As an agency of the Department of Homeland Sec...

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Aircraft Operator Guidance Document

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Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Operator must fill out the initial application for operator approval provided on the TSA web-site and submit this form by facsimile; 2. TSA will assign an Aviation Security Inspector (ASI) in the operator?s geographic area to begin the application process; 3. TSA will make a determination after input from the field ASI concerning the approval or disapproval of the prospective operator?s request to participate in the GA at DCA program; 4. If approved, the Program...

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Annual Report to Congress on Civil Aviation Security

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Government Reference Publication

Introduction: A. Strategic Goals. This report is submitted pursuant to Title 49, U.S.C., Sections 44938 and 44907 (formerly Sections 315(a), 316(k), and 1115(c) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended. The Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) mission in aviation security is to protect the users of commercial air transportation against terrorist and other criminal acts. Because terrorists seek to destroy public confidence in the safety of air travel and disrupt...

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Annual Report to Congress on Civil Aviation Security

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Executive Summary: The year 1995 was one of many terrorist attacks, but for civil aviation it should be recorded as a year of disasters averted. Catastrophic events in the United States, France, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and other countries caused great concern to authorities responsible for protecting the public against all forms of aggression.

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Annual Report to Congress on Civil Aviation Security

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Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: This report presents a summary of events, programs, and accomplishments in civil aviation security in 1996, including the effectiveness of screening in air transportation and foreign air carrier and airport security. Recent events, growth of the aviation industry, and the intelligence assessments that pointed to an increasing threat of terrorism within the United States raised concern about the standard everyday measures that formed the baseline of dom...

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Annual Report to Congress on Civil Aviation Security

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Executive Summary: This report presents a summary of events, programs, and accomplishments in civil aviation security in 1997. The year continued the significant changes in direction and emphasis in civil aviation security in the United States that began in 1996 in the aftermath of the ValuJet Flight 592 and TWA Flight 800 tragedies. The White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security recommended several measures to improve aviation safety and security and ensure ...

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Arming Pilots against Terrorism

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Excerpt: Title XIV-Arming Pilots Against Terrorism: Sec. 1401. Short Title. This title may be cited as the ??Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act??. Sec. 1402. Federal Flight Deck Officer Program. // (A) In General.-Subchapter I of chapter 449 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: // S 44921. Federal flight deck officer program? // (a) Establishment.-The Under Secretary of Transportation for Security shall establish a program to d...

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Aviation Security Advisory Committee

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Summary: Opening Administrative Matters. The Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) Designated Federal Official (DFO), Joe Corrao, serving as moderator of this meeting, called the ASAC meeting to order at 12:02 pm Eastern time. In opening remarks, Mr. Corrao noted that public notice of this meeting, dial-in procedures, and directions to obtain a copy of the Freight Assessment System Working Group (FAS-WG) report were published in the Federal Register on April 13, 20...

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Aviation Security Advisory Committee

By: Radm David Stone

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Summary: Call to Order: Joseph Hawkins, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Analysis, TSA, and Chairman of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), convened the meeting at 9:02 a.m., offered opening remarks, and recognized new and departing representatives of various ASAC member organizations.

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Aviation Security Advisory Committee Freight Assessment System (Fa...

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Introduction: On September 30, 2004, the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) voted unanimously to create an industry Working Group to advise TSA on the establishment of a Freight Assessment System (FAS) designed to identify air cargo posing an elevated security risk. This concept of identifying suspect freight (and screening/inspecting that freight found to possess an elevated risk) is a major element of TSA?s Air Cargo Strategic Plan and has been supported by a ...

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