Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Walden Security, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based security provider that has worked with government agencies like the CDC, has been placed on the Transportation Security Administrationâ€™s (TSA) Qualified Vendors List (QVL). After careful consideration of all evaluation factors, the TSA determined Walden Security meets the needs of the Government and is now eligible to compete to provide passenger and baggage screening services for the airports that are approved for the Screening Partnership Program (SPP).
Under the SPP, TSA is allowed to hire approved private security companies to provide the security screening that, in the past, was handled by federal TSA screeners, if the airport chooses to opt out from the TSA screening. After an extensive six-month approval process that included a rigorous and thorough review of vendor proposals, Walden Security was selected from a list of over 100 security companies, including some of the largest firms in the nation.
"Walden Security is excited about this opportunity to compete for Airport Task Orders," said Michael S. Walden, president and CEO. "Our team of dedicated security professionals is looking forward to delivering the highest level of security and customer service so that airline passengers can safely travel throughout the world."
To date, seven airports have applied to the Screening Partnership Program. San Francisco, CA; Kansas City, MO; Rochester, NY; Tupelo, MS; Jackson, WY; and Sioux Falls, SD already have screeners employed by qualified private companies and Elko Regional Airport in Nevada is awaiting approval.
"TSA is ready, willing and able to work with any airport that makes the local decision to apply to the program," said Kenneth Kasprisin, Acting Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for TSA.
Walden Security is online at www.waldensecurity.com.