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Paul Bean, Contract Specialist/Business Adviser, TSA

With tens of thousands of companies doing business with the federal government each year, you'd think it's easy. But in reality, lots of barriers still stand in the way for many companies. "Barrier Busting" is the subject of a special session at today's ACT-IAC conference on acquisition excellence. Paul Bean, a contract specialist and business adviser at the Transportation Security Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on bringing down the walls.

Tags: Paul Bean , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , acquisition , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:28am EST
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Brian Miller, Managing Director, Navigant, Former IG, GSA

The Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security, John Roth, is raising objections about the alteration of a report from his office about Transportation Security Administration activities at John F Kennedy Airport. Brian Miller is managing director of Navigant, and former inspector general of the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained whether or not it's common for agencies to change IG reports.

Tags: Brian Miller , Navigant , GSA , In Depth

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:31pm EST
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Supreme Court decision helps clarify whistleblower protections

The Supreme Court upheld an appeals court's decision that Robert MacLean is eligible for whistleblower protection. The TSA fired the former air marshal for leaking information to the media.

Tags: Supreme Court , Robert MacLean , John Roberts , whistleblower , Tom Devine , DHS , Matthew Tully , Tully Rinckey , oversight , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:17pm EST
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Mathew Tully, Founding Partner, Tully Rinckey

The Supreme Court makes a decision today on a whistleblowing case at the Homeland Security Department. DHS fired an air marshal for blowing the whistle on the Transportation Security Administration after it canceled overnight missions during a hijacking alert. Mathew Tully is a founding partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the details of the case.

Tags: Matthew Tully , Tully Rinckey , whistleblower , air marshal , Supreme Court , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:25pm EST
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Supreme Court rules in favor of fired whistleblower

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a former air marshal who was fired after leaking plans to the media about security cutbacks can seek whistleblower protection.

Tags: whistleblower , oversight , Supreme Court , Robert MacLean , air marshal , DHS

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 01:30pm EST

Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw, Bransford & Roth P.C.

The Office of Special Counsel recently blocked the removal of a TSA inspector in South Carolina. The inspector was also a whistleblower. Kimberly Barnett alleges her supervisor violated agency safety rules and falsified the amount of time he worked and spent in training. The supervisor retaliated unsuccessfully. Debra Roth is a partner at the law firm Shaw, Bransford and Roth. She joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin for this week's Legal Loop segment to discuss the significance of this case.

Tags: Debra Roth , Office of Special Counsel , Shaw, Bransford & Roth , Legal Loop , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Kimberly Barnett

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 10:45am EST
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Nation's travel security chief Pistole to retire

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole will leave the agency at the end of December to serve as the president of a Christian college in Indiana.

Tags: John Pistole , people

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 07:40am EST

Mathew Tully, Founding Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

The Supreme Court is set to hear the case of a former Federal Air Marshal turned whistleblower on Nov. 4. Robert MacLean was fired after he told the media about the Transportation Security Administration's decision to use fewer air marshals on long distance flights. This is the first case the Supreme Court will hear that directly involves a federal whistleblower. Matt Tully, founding partner of the law firm Tully Rinckey, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Mathew Tully , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Supreme Court , whistleblower , air marshal , Robert MacLean , Tully Rinckey

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:18am EDT
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Billy Rios, Director of Threat Intelligence, Qualys

The Transportation Security Administration brings in almost $2 billion in revenue every year from airport passenger security fees. TSA spends part of that money keeping its security systems up to date, but the agency still uses technologies that are proven security risks. Billy Rios is director of threat intelligence at Qualys. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said TSA isn't alone in its struggle to keep its security systems up to date.

Tags: Billy Rios , Qualys , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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