Transportation Security Administration

  • John Pistole will lead the Transportation Security Administration.

    June 25, 2010
  • Sometime in the next few weeks, the Senate is expected to take up a bill designed to strengthen the nation\'s cybersecurity infrastructure. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the legislation Thursday by voice vote.

    June 25, 2010
  • Department of Homeland Security officials say 100 percent of passengers traveling in the U.S. and its territories are now being checked against terrorist watchlists through the Transportation Security Administration\'s Secure Flight program - a major step in fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation. Secure Flight enables TSA to screen passengers directly against government watchlists using passenger\'s names, their date of birth, and gender before a boarding pass is issued. In addition to facilitating secure travel for all passengers, the program helps prevent the misidentification of passengers who have names similar to individuals on government watchlists. Officials say 99 percent of passengers will be cleared by Secure Flight to print boarding passes at home by providing their date of birth, gender and name as it appears on the government ID they plan to use when traveling.

    June 07, 2010
  • From NSA to the TSA -- CIO Emma Garrison-Alexander explains her experiences this week on the show. May 27, 2010

    May 26, 2010
  • Agency picks CSC for the $489 million IT infrastructure contract for a second time since September. Protest by unsuccessful bidders still possible.

    May 24, 2010
  • WFED\'s Jason Miller reports.

    May 21, 2010
  • Hoping to make the third nomination the charm, the White House has tapped FBI Deputy Director John Pistole to head the Transportation Security Administration. Former nominee Erroll Southers tells us what\'s at stake.

    May 19, 2010
  • There\'s a blog, sponsored by the Transportation Security Administration, to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. Kristin Lee, Assistant Administrator in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, explains.

    April 20, 2010
  • The agency received more complaints last year than in any of the previous eight years. GAO also came to a final decision on more cases in 2009 than the year before. More agencies and vendors also are turning to alternative dispute resolution to solve their differences, GAO finds.

    January 26, 2010
  • We talk with Southers about the nomination process, where he believes his nomination went wrong, and his view of what the next nominee might face.

    January 21, 2010
  • J. Bennet Waters of the Chertoff Group on ways the TSA can prevent a repeat of Christmas Day\'s failed attempt aborad Northwest 253.

    December 29, 2009
  • The Transportation Security Administration has announced plans to expand its CrewPASS program (pdf) using biometrics to verify the identities of flight crew members. Captain John Prater is the President of Air Line Pilots Association, International.…

    August 11, 2009
  • The Transportation Security Administration may soon be forced to give its workers collective bargaining rights. Legislation giving workers the right to unionize continues to make its way through the House Homeland Security Committee. Congressman Bennie…

    July 08, 2009
  • The old excuse “this is how we’ve always done it” doesn’t apply to one agency, says Wendell Shingler, former Executive Director of the National Incident Response Unit at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and former Director…

    June 24, 2009