Who We Are
We are your neighbors, friends and relatives. We are 50,000 security officers, inspectors, directors, air marshals and managers who protect the nation's transportation systems so you and your family can travel safely. We look for bombs at checkpoints in airports, we inspect rail cars, we patrol subways with our law enforcement partners, and we work to make all modes of transportation safe.
A security officer saves a life. Another helps a stranded motorist on the side of the road. Still others help Denver air travelers dig out after three blizzards. Rather than being unique, these are everyday occurrences around TSA.
Today, approximately 50,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) serve on TSA's frontline at more than 450 airports nationwide. They use their training and experience to effectively and efficiently screen nearly 2 million passengers a day.
Good security requires an engaged and empowered workforce, and TSA has undertaken a series of progressive workforce initiatives in recent years. These efforts have focused on motivating and educating the workforce by opening lines of communication, fostering safe and productive work environments and identifying and rewarding exemplary performance.
Mission, Vision, and Core ValuesThe Transportation Security Administration protects the Nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. The Transportation Security Administration will continuously set the standard for excellence in transportation security through its people, processes, and technology. To enhance mission performance and achieve our shared goals, we are committed to promoting a culture founded on these values: Integrity, Innovation, and Team Spirit.