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The Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, was formed in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, to prevent such events from happening again, according to the government website.
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The agency falls under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security and was formed under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act.
“Driven by a desire to help our nation, tens of thousands of people joined TSA and committed themselves to strengthening our transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce,” the agency website states.
TSA SCREENS MORE THAN 500,000 PASSENGERS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE LATE MARCH