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Open Architecture is a technology-design approach for software and hardware that uses widely accepted standards to ensure interoperability across tools and platforms regardless of the technology designer, manufacturer or supplier.
Perimeter Security

TSA publishes open architecture roadmap for enhancing screening capabilities

Aug. 2, 2023
All future contracting efforts for TSA’s airport security screening solutions will require vendors to provide equipment or software that comes from a common software framework...
Tsa Pre Check

TSA PreCheck sets new active membership record

March 3, 2023
More than 19,200 individuals applied for TSA PreCheck membership on Feb. 21, 2023 – the highest for any single day in TSA's history.
As of December 16, TSA has stopped 6,301 firearms; more than 88% were loaded. This number surpasses the previous record of 5,972 firearms detected in 2021.
Critical Infrastructure

TSA announces new measures after record year of guns found at checkpoints

Dec. 19, 2022
TSA will continue to revoke TSA PreCheck eligibility for at least 5 years for passengers caught with a firearm in their possession, and the agency also increased civil penalties...
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Firearms discovered at TSA checkpoints in 2020.
Critical Infrastructure

TSA firearm catch rate doubles in 2020

Jan. 26, 2021
Highest rate seen in the agency’s 19-year history
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Former USCG Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger was recently sworn in as the sixth TSA administrator.
Security Executives

Peter Neffenger sworn in as sixth TSA administrator

July 7, 2015
Former U.S. Coast Guard vice commandant to lead agency

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A look at the Idemia ID analysis machines in use for a pilot project at Ronald Reagan Airport. The officer stands behind the shield, and human-to-human contact is non-existent.
Access & Identity

Editor's Note: DIY Security Evolves Beyond Homeowners

Oct. 5, 2020
COVID and social distancing means Do-it-Yourself security is taking on a whole new meaning for the commercial market

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