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John Pistole Retiring As TSA Administrator

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

John Pistole, administrator of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, will retire, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement T...

Senators Criticize TSA Over Ability To Keep Travelers Safe

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday questioned the Transportation Security Administration'...

WATCH: Rethinking Aviation Security In The Post-Bin Laden Era

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 1:30p-2:30p E...

TSA's Not Backing Down

Posted 03.15.2013 | Travel

UPDATE, 5:19pm: John Pistole confirmed to the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday that he doesn't believe small folding knives would enable ...

TSA Announces Big Change

Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel

For the first time since 9/11, the TSA will allow retractable knives (with blades shorter then 2.4 inches and narrower than .5 inches at the widest po...

Is The TSA As We Know It Dead?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.30.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you don't believe the TSA is doomed after watching Thursday's House Aviation Subcommittee hearing, then you'll have to at least agree that the agency as we know it can't continue to exist as it does.

Senator Wants Undercover TSA Investigation

Posted 10.04.2012 | Travel

In a letter sent Wednesday to TSA administrator John Pistole, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called for an undercover investigation of the TSA to a...

Andrea Stone

Ex-TSA Chief Opposes Privatizing Airport Security | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley said Wednesday that privatizing screening at airports -- a pet cause of a...

Andrea Stone

TSA Begins Test Of New Passenger Security Measure | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time to ditch that fake ID you used in high school: The Transportation Security Administration has started testing new scanners designed...

Andrea Stone

TSA Expands Pre-Check Program To Military Personnel At Reagan National Airport | Andrea Stone | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. military personnel traveling out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will now be able to skip long security lines as part ...

Are We Better Off Without The TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.28.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Where would we be without the TSA?

PHOTOS: TSA Declares Its 'Top 10 Good Catches' List

Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel

It may 2012, but the TSA is still waxing nostalgic for 2011, releasing Tuesday afternoon its list of "top 10 good catches of 2011" on The TSA Blog. ...

TSA Blues During Holidays

Steve Clemons | Posted 02.25.2012 | Travel
Steve Clemons

(photo credit: TSA)James Fallows is one of the least rufflable people I know -- and yet, this cryptic criticism of TSA people-handling made it into on...

TSA Launches Helpline For Disabled Flyers

Posted 12.23.2011 | Travel

Just ahead of the Christmas travel rush, the Transportation Security Administration launched Thursday a hotline intended to assist disabled and other ...

Dave Jamieson

Union Blasts TSA Officials As 'Arrogant,' 'Autocratic' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The labor union representing workers for the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's top leaders Tuesday, describing...

TSA Tries To Soothe Holiday Travelers

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.28.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

TSA Administrator John Pistole was busy making the rounds during Thanksgiving week, trying to assure holiday air travelers that their screening experience would be better than last year. Which it was, thankfully.

Hey TSA, That Was Some Birthday Party! Now What?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.22.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

On its 10th birthday, the TSA is an agency in complete disarray, by most accounts. It needs a little sunlight, and the mainstream media is doing a ridiculously bad job of covering it.

10 Years On, 10 Tales Of TSA Tomfoolery

George Hobica | Posted 01.18.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

When it comes to the TSA, one thing's for sure: They have no idea how to get the traveling public to like them. Since their creation in 2001, barely a week goes by that we don't hear yet another tale of agency dysfunction.

Andrea Stone

John Mica Has No Legal Power Over TSA, But Pushes The Jurisdictional Boundaries | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The powerful chairman of a key congressional committee is expected to release another scathing report on the federal agency that protect...

PHOTOS: Are You An 'Enhanced', 'Normal' Or 'Known Traveler'?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Travel

A mock-up "checkpoint of the future" could spare air travelers the hassle of TSA liquid checks, shoe removal and pat-downs, while speeding up security...

Andrea Stone

Talk To Me: TSA Wants To Know Where You Have Been, Where You Are Going | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

BOSTON -- Katherine Dombrowski wasn't expecting a quiz as she waited in the TSA security line at Boston's Logan International Airport. But that's what...

TSA Critics, Here's Hope

Kip Hawley | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Kip Hawley

Anybody can bludgeon the many shortcomings and foibles at TSA, and there will be plenty more opportunities in the future. But now is the time to give some positive reinforcement to a sensible attempt at innovation.

Craving Attention at Harvard Law

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Anthony Amore

Two Harvard Law School students have filed a law suit in federal court complaining that the use of full-body imaging scanners and enhanced pat-down procedures is a violation of their Constitutional rights.

Message to TSA: Enough's Enough; Message to President: Here's Your Chance

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Carl Jeffers

Since 9/11 there have been over 26 documented serious attempts at terrorism in airline travel. How many have succeeded? None. Zero. That's not luck. That's because we are good at this.

Good Luck to Obama's Prospective TSA Chief -- Heʼll Need It.

Fred Gevalt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Gevalt

This past week, President Obama, with two false starts already under his belt, finally nominated a guy who actually has half a chance of passing muster with the Senate for TSA Administrator -- John Pistole, current deputy administrator of FBI.