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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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House bill would strip premium pay from some TSA officers

The TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2014, sponsored by Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), would no longer classify some Transportation Security Administration agents in the Office of Inspection as law enforcement officers.

Tags: pay and benefits , law enforcement , DHS , House , Mark Sanford , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 07:53am EDT

TSA offering early retirements

The Transportation Security Administration has received approval to offer early retirements this calendar year.

Tags: VERA , retirement , Shefali Kapadia , pay and benefits

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:39am EDT

Despite Obama directive, agencies maintain ad-hoc approach to unclassified information

Congressional report points to misuse of TSA's "sensitive security information" designation for unclassified agency data.

Tags: Congress , information security , controlled unclassified information , Annmarie Lontz , John Mica , Darrell Issa , Patrice McDermott , John Fitzpatrick , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/30/2014, 12:00pm EDT
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TSA wants police at checkpoints after LAX shooting

A 25-page report to Congress makes 14 recommendations in response to last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, including posting armed law enforcement officers at airport security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours.

Tags: LAX airport , J. David Cox , American Federation of Government Employees , airport security , Gerardo Hernandez

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 09:00pm EDT

House works on bills impacting federal agencies, workforce

With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , pay freeze , Veterans Affairs , claims backlog , workforce , Michael OConnell , cybersecurity , acquisition

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:41pm EDT

In wake of LAX shooting, real talk needed about TSA

The Nov. 1 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport sheds light on the public's negative perception of transportation security officers. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says its time to reevaluate how those federal employees are treated.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , TSOs , DHS , workforce

Monday - 11/11/2013, 04:50pm EST
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