Transportation Security Administration

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. We are charged with the mission of preventing another large-scale act of terrorism on the American transportation system.

As a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, we 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 keep more than 2 million passengers every day – over 750 million a year – safe and secure 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.

To learn more about the Transportation Security Administration and the career opportunities available, click here.