The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. As a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, we are charged with the mission to protect...
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. As a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, we are charged with the mission to protect the nation's transportation systems and ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. \\Our highly trained, professional workforce engages its partners and the American people to outmatch a dynamic threat. We employ more than 60,000 people around the world to ensure the safety of more than 2 million passengers every day – over 750 million a year – as they travel by plane, train, automobile or ferry. \\TSA practices an intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security, comprised of multiple security methods and utilizing cutting-edge technology.
Transportation Security Administration was formed immediately following the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Our agency is a component of the Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for the security of transportation systems in the U.S.
With our state, local and regional partners, we oversee security for the highways, railroads, buses, mass transit systems, ports, and the 450 U.S. airports. We employ approximately 50,000 people from Alaska to Puerto Rico to ensure your travels – by plane, train, automobile or ferry – are safe and secure.
We are your neighbors, friends, and relatives. We are security officers, inspectors, directors, air marshals and managers who protect the nation's transportation systems so you and your family can travel safely. We look for bombs at checkpoints in airports, we inspect rail cars, we patrol subways with our law enforcement partners, and we work to make all modes of transportation safe.