Tag: TSA

TSA Highlights Bomb-Sniffing Canines with 2023 Calendar

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its annual calendar honoring the agency’s more than 1,000 explosives detection canines working in the United States. TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest winner, Eebbers, is featured on the cover of the 2023 TSA Canine Calendar. TSA uses canines as part of its multi-layered security operations nationwide. These highly skilled dogs are trained to […]

TSA Says It’s Ready for ‘Very Busy’ Thanksgiving. Are You? Try These Travel Security Tips!

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has seen an increase in travel this year and anticipates airport security checkpoints nationwide will be very busy this holiday travel season. The season kicks off with Thanksgiving travel, which begins Friday, Nov. 18 and concludes Sunday, Nov. 27. “We expect to be busier this year than last year at […]

Back to Basics: Using Canines for Security and Safety

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. You’ve seen them helping security and law enforcement at various venues like airports, concert halls, shopping centers, and schools, but do you know the reasons why various organizations and businesses use security canines? Just like how security […]

TSA Hosts Training Event for Security Canines and Handlers

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Indiana Explosive Detection Canine Program recently hosted its sixth-annual Multi-Agency K9 Training Event. More than 50 handlers and their dogs representing TSA and law enforcement agencies participated in the training, which was held at Avon Middle School North in Avon, Ind., on Oct. 21. This year’s location offered new learning […]

Bomb-Sniffing Dog Eebbers Voted TSA’s ‘2022 Cutest Canine’

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that Eebbers, an 11-year-old explosive detection canine who works at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in St. Paul, Minnesota, was voted the winner of TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest. TSA recently held a nationwide social media contest on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and encouraged members of the public to vote for the agency’s […]

National Labs Create Tech to Help Speed Up Airport Security

Imagine moving through airport security without having to take off your shoes or belt or getting pulled aside while your flight boards—while keeping all the precautions that ensure the safety of passengers and flight crews. This is the challenge tackled by a team including researchers from Sandia National Laboratories—a challenge that led to development of […]

Feds Announce New Gender-Neutral Security Measures for Travelers

On March 31, International Trans Day of Visibility, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new measures designed to better serve all American travelers, regardless of their gender identity. Through technology updates, process changes, and expanded partnerships, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) are improving their screening procedures and […]

Flying to ISC West? 10 Travel Tips for a Smooth Trip

Thousands of security pros are expected to converge on Las Vegas for the ISC West 2022 tradeshow and conference, happening at the Venetian Expo March 22-25. If you’re flying to the major industry event (or anywhere during the month, really), we’ve got some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news first: […]

TSA Adds 3-D Scanners at N.Y. Airports to Better Detect Explosives

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently installed “state-of-the-art” computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanners at several airports throughout New York state. According to the government agency, the 3-D technology provides critical explosives detection capabilities while requiring fewer bag checks. TSA installed the new CT scanners at Massena (MSS), Watertown (ART), Ogdensburg (OGS), Plattsburg (PBG), and Ithaca […]

How Authorities Are Tackling Security for Super Bowl LVI

Before Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 13, a massive coalition of federal, state, and local officials is hard at work to help ensure the safety and security of employees, players, and fans during the big game. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas recently traveled to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, […]