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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 Drops Plan To Allow Knives On Planes

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration is abandoning a plan to allow passengers to carry small knives, souvenir bats, golf clubs and...

TSA Delaying Start Of Controversial Policy

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will have to leave their knives at home after all. And their bats and golf clubs. A policy change scheduled to ...

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 ...

Delta CEO Calls Out TSA

AP | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel

ATLANTA (AP) — The CEO of Delta Air Lines is objecting to plans by the Transportation Security Administration to allow small knives back on planes. ...

Fliers React To TSA Knives Change

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- Some family members of victims killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks said Wednesday that they are outraged by the Transportation Security ...

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?

TSA's 'Pre-Check' Program Expands

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- A new passenger screening program to make check-in more convenient for certain travelers is being expanded to 28 more major U.S. airport...

No-Fly List More Than Doubled In Past Year

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 04.02.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has more than doubled, to about 21,000 names, its secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from ...

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...