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TSA evolves beyond "everyone's a terrorist" approach

Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, director of homeland security and counterterrorism at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, ponders the TSA's evolving role in keeping the transportation system secure.

Monday - 11/21/2011, 11:54am EST
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DHS: New airport security policy for kids under 13

Children 12 years old and younger soon will no longer be required to remove their shoes at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Tuesday. The policy also includes other ways to screen young children without resorting to a pat-down that involves touching private areas on the body.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 06:50pm EDT

Wednesday morning federal headlines Sept. 7

On today's Federal Drive, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has asked Congress for more flexibility in its finances to stave off an impending default and the chief designer of the General Services Administration's Networx telecommunications program announced he'll leave early next year.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 08:36am EDT

DHS program trains truck, bus drivers to report suspicious activity

William Arrington, the general manager of TSA's Highway and Motor Carrier Security Division, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the TSA's Highway and Motor Carrier Security Division, which trains those professional drivers, who log hours on the road, to observe, assess and report suspicious activity.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 10:48am EDT
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How to avoid TSA headaches

TSA can learn from other countries using technology to prevent security breaches.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 04:17pm EDT
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Friday Morning Federal Newscast - July 1, 2011

USPS cancels bonuses for executives, officers and administrative staff.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 07:45am EDT

Elite police force guards VRE from terrorist plots

Following news that bin Laden was pushing to target trains, a local rail provider asked immediately for additional, elite police presence to beef up security.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 11:58am EDT

How will the TSA union vote be decided?

Workers at Uncle Sam's most touchy/feely agency must soon decide which union they want to represent them...even if they don't like any of the choices. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ask so how's that going to work?

Friday - 04/22/2011, 04:00am EDT

May 23 set for TSA union run-off election

Transportation security officers will begin voting May 23 in a run-off election to decide which of two unions they want to be represented by.

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 03:33pm EDT

TSA union vote goes to run-off

Neither of the two federal unions to represent 44,000 Transportation Security Agency employees received a majority of the vote. The election will go into a run-off in the next few weeks.

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 04:34pm EDT
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Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

Travelers review TSA, suggest changes

The U.S Travel Association and a panel of travel and security experts have unveiled a plan to improve security at America's airports and reduce the burden on travelers. The association's Geoff Freeman gives us details.

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 09:41am EDT
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Excellence.gov Awards: TSA app alerts for security, weather, wait times

For the first time ever, the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council added a best mobile app category to its annual Excellence.gov Awards.

Monday - 03/21/2011, 03:19pm EDT
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Employee unions to form coalition about feds

Several federal employee unions will join a new group to raise awareness about the federal workforce. The National Treasury Employee Union also is holding its annual legislative conference to lobby lawmakers on key issues such as furloughs and health care.

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 07:22am EST
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DHS to gain real-time access to DoD biometrics

The Department of Homeland Security already has real-time access to biometric data maintained in the FBI's huge database of criminal records. Within the next year, it'll be able to share similar data with the Defense Department.

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 07:18am EST
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What happens to federal services if the gov't shuts down?

Suspicions that Congress will not be able to produce a budget by the March 4 deadline has many worrying: What will happen if the government shuts down?

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 09:58am EST
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Pistole defends collective bargaining rights for TSA

Administrator said it will help employee morale and will not negatively impact security. Lawmakers wanted assurances that if employees would go on strike, Pistole would fire them.

Friday - 02/11/2011, 07:19am EST
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Union feds march against scapegoating

AFGE members marched on Capitol Hill to put a face on the federal workforce. They want to correct the misperception that government workers are to blame for the deficit and gridlock in Washington.

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 07:26am EST
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AFGE, NTEU vie to represent TSA workers

Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole granted collective bargaining rights to the nation's 40,000 airport screeners. The decision comes eight months after Pistole became TSA administrator.

Monday - 02/07/2011, 02:07pm EST
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Analysis: Unionized TSA workers must assure public that safety to stay the same

Homeland Security Today's David Silverberg explains the work cut out for TSA before the union elections.

Monday - 02/07/2011, 01:25pm EST
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