The Transportation Security Administration was created in the wake of 9/11 to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce.
TSA operations at Bob Hope Airport began Oct.1, 2002. TSA has evolved into an agency that uses intelligence, innovative technologies and a highly trained workforce to keep the traveling public safe.
Through the Secure Flight program, TSA vets all passengers flying into, out of and within the U.S. against government watch lists. On 9/11, less than 3% of bags were screened for explosives. Today, all checked and carry-on bags are screened for explosives and other threats. At Bob Hope Airport, TSA uses advanced imaging technology to detect metallic and non-metallic threats, including explosives.