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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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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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