Department Of Homeland Security: The TSA

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The Department of homeland security was formed in the wake of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. It was created as a part of a determined effort to protect the United States against terrorism. The goal of the DHS is simple, one department of homeland security, one enterprise, a shared vision, with integrated results-based operations. There are a variety of topics handled by the DHS which are academic engagement, border security, critical infrastructure security, disasters, homeland security enterprise, human trafficking, preventing terrorism, privacy, transportation security, economic security, and plenty more. Terrorists’ attacks on the United States in the past years have sparked a national fear that many people…show more content…
Bush on November 19, 2001, shortly after the attacks. It was built in direct response to 9/11 and to help prevent similar attacks on the United States in the future. The TSA has multiple levels to it, they have the TSA screening procedures and process, TSA guidelines carry on, and TSA carry on size. The TSA handles all passengers and their baggage security at all of the U.S. airports through TSA’s secure flight program. This process requires that all passengers must show a valid ID at the security checkpoint before boarding the flight. A valid ID can be a state photo identification, military id, driver’s license, and the one most people use is a passport. The first name, date of birth, gender, redress number (if applicable), and known traveler number (if available) must be provided and must match the government-issued photo identification that will be used for…show more content…
Upon check in, the bag you checked in will be provided to TSA for security screening. Once the screening process is complete, your airline will transport your checked bag on your flight. Majority of the bags that are checked is usually screened without the need for a physical bag search. TSA may inspect your baggage during the process. If your bag is physically checked then TSA will leave a notice of baggage inspection inside of your bag. They are allowed to randomly inspect checked bags, regardless of whether the alarm went off during screening. If you your property is lost or damaged during the screening process then you may file a claim with TSA. If your property is lost or damaged while it being transported to the plane or baggage claim then you will have to contact your
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