The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) moved from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the Department of Homeland Security.
The TSA was created in 2001 in response to the Sept. 11 attacks. "Starting from a blank sheet of paper on Nov. 19, 2001, we created an agency of more than 60,000 employees that is truly fulfilling its goal of protecting Americans as they travel across our country, and beyond," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta.
The TSA is one of 22 federal agencies being transferred to Homeland Security, the new Cabinet-level department led by Secretary Tom Ridge.
In June, the TSA awarded $15 million in over-the-road bus security grants.