Wednesday, May 7, 2014

TSA Transportation Security Operations Center: Still on Watch



The Transportation Security Operations Center (TSOC) is where TSA connects with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, FBI and other law enforcement and security agencies to analyze and monitor the entire U.S. transportation network.

Established in 2003 in response to 9/11, TSOC acts as the primary coordination point for multiple agencies that oversee and respond to security-related operations, incidents and crises in aviation and transportation security.

TSOC Watch Floor
TSOC Watch Floor
The center’s watch floor is a hub for communication, coordination and collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center. When an incident occurs such as a plane being diverted, a bomb threat or airspace violation, TSOC plays a critical role in the response and management of these scenarios.

9/11 Monument at TSOC
9/11 Monument at TSOC
TSOC also houses a monument to the victims of 9/11, which includes a World Trade Center girder, Pentagon stone and fragments from the wreckage of United Airlines flight 93.This monument serves to remind every employee of the importance and value of their work.

As public service recognition is celebrated this week, TSA honors its employees who are dedicated to protecting the Nation's transportation systems as well as all public servants who are #Proud2ServeUSA.


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