Transportation Security Administration
|Transportation Security Administration|
|Administrator:||John S. Pistole|
|Official website:||Office website|
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the 107th Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001. The agency took over security and training of security officers in commercial airports. They also screen all bags that go into the airport terminals.
According to its official website, the TSA's mission statement is as follows:
|“||Protect the Nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.||”|
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- Transportation Security Administration, "Mission," accessed May 10, 2014
- Department of Homeland Security, "John S. Pistole," May 10, 2014
- The Hill, "TSA chief to retire," October 16, 2014
- Transportation Security Administration, "9/11 and TSA," accessed May 10, 2014
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