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TSA News

44 TSA workers at Newark face firing or suspension

The Transportation Security Administration on Friday moved to fire 25 employees at Newark Liberty International Airport and suspend 19 others for what it said was improper screening of checked luggage, the latest in a series of problems at one of the country's busiest airports.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 11:18pm EDT

TSA analyzes mobile needs before deployment

Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, TSA's chief information officer, said the goal is to make sure employees have the right device to match up with their mission requirements.
September 20, 2012

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 09:29pm EDT
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Sequestration, the Ryan budget, and more

Host Mike Causey moderates a roundtable discussion of sequestration, postal service buyouts, and more.
August 15, 2012

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 06:56pm EDT
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TSA gets positive reviews from most Americans, poll finds

A Gallup poll finds that 54 percent of Americans think the Transportation Security Administration is doing a good or excellent job.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 09:06am EDT

TSA labor deal includes revamped performance reviews, due process

The historic labor agreement covering 45,000 transportation security officers (TSOs) overhauls the current pay-for-performance system, puts in place a grievance process for workplace disputes and increases the uniform allowance.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 11:26am EDT
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TSA, union reach deal on historic, first contract

The nation's 45,000 transportation security officers now have union representation.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 10:06am EDT

TSA no-show angers lawmakers as they get few answers about TWIC

Program to provide identification cards for maritime workers lags behind a similar DoD effort, and is causing decade-long problems.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 05:52pm EDT

House bill extends TSA intel sharing to mass transit

The Transportation Security Administration already shares intelligence it collects with airports. Now a House bill would expand TSA's intel sharing to local mass transit systems as well.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 02:23pm EDT
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TSA says it's working to improve poor reputation

Just in time for the summer travel season, House lawmakers gave an earful Thursday to the chief of the Transportation Security Administration with complaints about post-9/11 restrictions on carry-on items aboard planes.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 05:52pm EDT

5 Florida TSA workers fired, 38 others suspended

Five Transportation Security Administration workers at a southwest Florida airport have been fired and another 38 suspended after an investigation found they failed to perform random screenings last year.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 06:11am EDT

DHS underscores efforts to battle corruption

The Customs and Border Protection directorate wants to weed out agents who "go bad" years into their careers, using more lie detector tests. Background checks at the Transportation Security Administration have kept more than 5,000 potentially bad actors from joining the TSA workforce. At Immigration and Customs Enforcement, leaders emphasize the importance of employee outreach and education to prevent corruption.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Congress considers threats from airport employees

Commercial air travel is at risk from terrorists who quietly get jobs at airports so that they can attack from within sensitive areas, a senior Homeland Security Department official told lawmakers Wednesday.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 12:48pm EDT

Agencies feel strain of balancing mobility, security

The Army and DISA will release a broad agency announcement this summer seeking third party software to secure smartphones and tablet computers. The Marine Corps is looking at host of different possibilities to secure mobile devices, including a process to verify the software code in apps.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Issa: TSA workers 'doing best they can' with ineffective equipment, methods

The Transportation Security Administration has grown from "the ashes of the Pentagon and the Twin Towers" into a 65,000-employee agency, whose effectiveness is now being called into question by lawmakers.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 09:21am EDT
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GAO: Improvement needed in three TSA screening programs

Stephen Lord, the director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, testified that TSA still has room for improvement in three of its screening programs. He shared his findings in a House Oversight and Government Committee hearing on Monday and had highlights from his testimony on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 08:44am EDT
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Lawmakers call TSA screeners ineffective, rude

House members of both parties on Monday teed off against the agency in charge of airport and port anti-terrorist screening, saying it uses ineffective tactics, wastes money on faulty equipment and treats travelers rudely.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 06:51pm EDT

IG: DHS must improve recovering improper payments

The Homeland Security Department is complying with federal improper payments legislation, but the department can do more to recover improper payments, according to the DHS IG.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 02:16pm EDT

Correction: Airport Security story

In some versions of a Nov. 24, 2010, story about Thanksgiving holiday security at U.S. airports, The Associated Press wrongly attributed a comment supporting more invasive screening measures to AP reporter Ted Shaffrey. It was a traveler interviewed by Shaffrey who said, "Tell all the people whining about getting patted down to remember 9/11. They're all whine-bags." In a paragraph attached to the story, Shaffrey was correctly listed one of the AP journalists who contributed to the report.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 07:11pm EDT

Low morale at DHS is 'referendum on leadership'

Strong leadership is key to boosting employee morale at the Homeland Security Department, according to testimony today before aHouse Homeland Security subcommittee.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 03:32pm EDT

OMB evolving mobile strategy as focus broadens

The administration now will release a digital services strategy in April instead of just one for mobile computing. The document will bring together two efforts, mobile and .gov reform. Agencies are trying to avoid mistakes made when they entered the PC-era by ensuring a mission need for these devices.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:17am EDT
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