security81Megan Palmer
(RIEAS Internship Program)

Copyright:@ Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 11 May 2020, Athens, Greece.

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is the government security force under the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is entrusted with securing the airlines of America. TSA was formed following the terrorist attack of 9/11 when two hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in the capital of Washington D.C., and the final plane into a field in Pennsylvania. Because of these attacks, in November of 2001, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act was created to enhance the means of security measures in the airports by installing federal employees known as TSA Officers (TSO) to screen people and baggage (U.S. Department of Homeland Security). Since this installment, the reliability, trust, and privacy of TSA in need of reevaluation and discern...Read more