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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.

Tags: Jackie Speier , DHS , Federal Drive , terrorism , intelligence , information sharing , mass transit , Jolie Lee

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.

Tags: Mike Rogers , John Pistole , Bob Turner

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.

Tags: Federal Drive

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 06:11am EDT

Feds' satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds those at the SES level had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , FDIC , NASA , NRC , OPM , EPA , GSA , State , SBA , SSA , education , DoT , Labor ,

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:00pm EDT

Agencies feel strain of balancing mobility, security

The Army and DISA will release a broad agency announcement this summer seeking third party software to secure smartphones and tablet computers. The Marine Corps is looking at host of different possibilities to secure mobile devices, including a process to verify the software code in apps.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Army , Marine Corps , Defense , Stephen Smith , Ray Letteer , Howard Schmidt , Emma Garrison-Alexander , White House , mobile computing , McAfee , DISA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Issa: TSA workers 'doing best they can' with ineffective equipment, methods

The Transportation Security Administration has grown from "the ashes of the Pentagon and the Twin Towers" into a 65,000-employee agency, whose effectiveness is now being called into question by lawmakers.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform , DHS , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/30/2012, 09:21am EDT
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GAO: Improvement needed in three TSA screening programs

Stephen Lord, the director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, testified that TSA still has room for improvement in three of its screening programs. He shared his findings in a House Oversight and Government Committee hearing on Monday and had highlights from his testimony on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Stephen Lord , GAO , technology , passenger screening , DHS , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 08:44am EDT
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Lawmakers call TSA screeners ineffective, rude

House members of both parties on Monday teed off against the agency in charge of airport and port anti-terrorist screening, saying it uses ineffective tactics, wastes money on faulty equipment and treats travelers rudely.

Tags: DHS , Congress , House , Darrell Issa

Monday - 03/26/2012, 06:51pm EDT

Correction: Airport Security story

Tags: DHS , airport screening , John Pistole

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 07:11pm EDT

Federal Air Marshals claim unfair work environment

Government investigators have found some senior officials at the Federal Air Marshal service made fun of veterans, homosexuals and minorities, creating an "unpleasant work environment" at an agency.

Tags: air marshal , inspector general , Secret Service , workforce , management

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 02:33am EST
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