TSA, fully abbreviated as Transportation Security Administration is an American agency that control the authority over security of the people who travels across the United States. The agency works under the administration of US Department of Homeland Security. The headquarters of agency is situated in Pentagon City, Arlington, United States. As of 2015 records, the annual budget of the agency was US$ 7.55 billion. There are more than 57,600 people working as the employees for the agency. This agency was created after 11 September terrorist attacks on 19 November 2001. Nowadays, the staff of the agency can be seen as armed Federal Air Marshals on flights, screening officers in airports and mobile teams for dog’s handlers. Prior to March 2003, this agency works as a part of the United States Department of Transportation, but soon after that they moved to the Department of Homeland Security.
Since its creation, the agency has seven administrators and six acting administrators. The organizational structure of the agency include Administrator, Chief of Staff, Chief of
Operations, Chief of Mission Support, and Deputy Administrator.
TSA Main Duties
There are various duties performed by the employees of the Transportation Security Administration. Some of them include operating several screening equipment & technology for finding inappropriate things in bags or cargo. They prevent these things from entering the aircraft. Other than that, TSA also controls the entry and exit points of the terminals. In addition, they do screen that consist of performing bag searches and physical interaction with passengers.