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TSA News

Obama signs bill easing airport screening for vets

Obama signs bill to ease airport screening for wounded or disabled troops and vets

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 10:40pm EDT

TSA official says no employee furloughs expected

Senior TSA official says no furloughs or increased wait times because of automatic budget cuts

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 03:48pm EDT

TSA CIO Garrison-Alexander retiring

Emma Garrison-Alexander is leaving government after 29 years, including the last four at the Transportation Security Administration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency also is searching for a new CIO.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 04:47pm EDT

Agencies suffering reductions in services even before furloughs occur

Employees at TSA, CBP and Bureau of Prisons will no longer be able to work overtime. SSA offers its employees a new round of early retirements to deal with budget shortfalls. AFGE continues to press Congress, White House to stop sequestration.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 05:26am EDT
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TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 03:42am EST

TSA's playbook keeps terrorists guessing

The agency developed a playbook to help officials keep their processes and procedures unpredictable. Deputy Administrator John Halinski said TSA is using a risk-management approach to protecting transportation systems. GAO said DHS as a whole is doing a better job using risk to make decisions.

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 05:51am EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 3, 2012

Jim Bradley of the GPO talks about The Plum Book. Administrator John Pistole discusses new security measures at the Transportation Security Administration. Dr. Patricia Hayes wants female vets to know VA is the right place for their healthcare needs. The Potomac Institute's Mike Sweetnam says the government's hodgepodge approach to cybersecurity is no way to prepare for a cyberwar.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 10:04am EST

President signs whistle-blower bill for US workers

President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday that affords greater protection to federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse in government operations.

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 08:11pm EST

TSA workers ratify first union contract

A historic labor agreement covering 45,000 transportation security officers has been ratified.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 12:35pm EST

Cool Jobs: Air marshals opt for down-to-earth training for in-the-air threats

Recruits in the Federal Air Marshal Service undergo 16 weeks of rigorous training to prepare for their primary duty - helping travelers reach their destinations unharmed. Every three months, air marshals receive refresher training in hand-to-hand defense, physical fitness and threat-scenarios aboard a life-size mockup of a passenger jet. Federal News Radio goes inside a flight simulator for a first-hand look at a training exercise.

Monday - 10/22/2012, 04:07am EDT

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
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