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TSA Marks 16 Years of Protecting the Nation's Transportation Systems

December 8, 2017

tsaOn November 19, 2017, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) celebrated 16 years of safeguarding and protecting the nation’s citizens and transportation systems. Created in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, TSA continues to evolve and become more agile, dynamic, and risk-based to address vulnerabilities and prevent future attacks, allowing more than 2 million travelers daily to get to their destinations safe and sound.


Steps taken this year to strengthen security included mandating new security measures for international last-point of departure flights bound for the U.S. and new domestic screening procedures for carry-on baggage at airports nationwide.


TSA is working aggressively to raise the baseline for aviation security worldwide because aviation remains a high value target for terrorists,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “By strengthening the overall security of our commercial aviation network, we are doing our very best to keep flying a secure travel option for everyone.


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