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Transportation Security Administration

Transportation Security Administration

Transportation security administration

■ Introduction

Soon after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., the Aviation and Transportation Security Act created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), on November 19, 2001. Placed within the Department of Transportation, the TSA’s initial focus was on aviation security; the agency was also given the responsibility of providing security for the entire national transportation system, including rail, land, maritime, transit, and pipeline elements. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 transferred the TSA into the newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS). By the end of ...

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