The relationship between airports and the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), established in November 2001 in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has been rocky at times, especially in the agency's earliest years. TSA was initially "faced with just a tremendous number of mandates and very, very short time frames" to implement those mandates, Airports Council International-North America VP-security and facilitation Christopher Bidwell told ATW during a recent ...

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