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Toward "Risk-Based Security"

"strengthening Transporation Security While Also Working To Improve The Overall Experience"

Good afternoon. Thank you, Frank, for that kind introduction, and for inviting me to share some thoughts with all of you regarding both the current state of transportation security, and what we at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are doing to strengthen it for all American travelers.

Next week marks the 10th anniversary of ATSA-the Aviation and Transportation Security Act passed by the United States Congress as an important part of our coun-try's response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Through that legislation, the Transportation Security Administration was created, and we were staffed and operational in less than one year. It was the largest, most complex mobilization of the federal workforce since World War II.

Tens of thousands of Americans answered the call to service, and many of the dedicated individuals who joined TSA-including numerous veterans and first responders- are still serving today.

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