Valuable intelligence must be distributed rapidly to our employees in the field-our frontline Transportation Security Officers, Federal Air Marshals, explosive specialists and Behavior Detection Officers, among others - in order to better combat those who would do us harm. One important change that we're implementing, which I'm pleased to report to you today, is our expansion of secret-level security clearances to a greater number of TSA employees. TSA's explosive specialists already receive these clearances, but TSA is now providing behavior detection officers, supervisory transportation security officers and transportation security managers with a secret security clearance. This will impact approximately 10,000 employees and significantly enhances TSA's ability to leverage the best intelligence and elevate our security practices across the board.
Source: Aero Club