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John Pistole

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...

Inside The Life Of TSA Chief, John Pistole

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 11.09.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- Each day, dozens of U.S. intelligence officials crowd around a conference table in a small, windowless room in a government building acr...

Napolitano Predicts Better Airline Passenger Screening In Future

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 11.06.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano predicted Tuesday that airline passengers in the future will no longer be instru...

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.

John Pistole: 'No More Private Screeners'

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Transportation Security Administration said it will not hire private contractors to screen airline passengers, despite calls...

TSA Boss: New Pat-Downs Are MORE Invasive

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Despite a deluge of complaints over intrusive pat-downs and revealing airport scans, the government is betting Americans would rath...

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.

TSA Chief Pleads Against Full-Body Scan Boycott

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

ATLANTA — The nation's airport security chief pleaded with Thanksgiving travelers for understanding and urged them not to boycott full-body scan...

UPDATE: TSA Will Work To Make Pat-Downs Less Invasive, John Pistole Says

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The head of the agency responsible for airport security, facing protests from travelers and pressure from the White House, appeared...

John Pistole Confirmed As New TSA Chief

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The third time was the charm for President Barack Obama to fill the top job at the Transportation Security Administration. The Sen...

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.

John Pistole, FBI Deputy Director, Becomes Obama's Third Nominee To Head TSA

AP | JULIE PACE and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Hoping to make the third nomination the charm, the White House announced Monday that President Barack Obama would nominate FBI Depu...