United States Department of Homeland Security

August 2, 2010 - 8:50am

Establishing stronger cyber security must become a top national imperative, according to industry and government cyber security specialists at a recent FAA/Air Traffic Control Association Technical Symposium in Atlantic City who described–in understandably guarded terms–the general approach certain government and industry organizations are taking.

June 29, 2010 - 12:01pm

After two previous candidates withdrew their names from consideration, the Transportation Security Administration finally welcomed its new boss on Friday when the Senate confirmed former FBI deputy director John Pistole as TSA administrator. The Department of Homeland Security agency has been without a permanent administrator since President Obama took office.

March 29, 2010 - 7:40am

A general aviation working group met with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials early last month to begin discussing procedures and processes that would reduce the current level of redundancy in security vetting and badging.

February 22, 2010 - 7:20am

Erroll Southers, the White House choice to head the leaderless Transportation Security Administration (TSA), withdrew his name from consideration on January 20, saying his nomination had been “obstructed by ideology.”

February 9, 2010 - 12:08pm

Making good on testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee in December, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to back off from tougher security rules for general aviation that were first proposed in October 2008.

December 29, 2009 - 10:35am

The proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP), the target of controversy and ridicule since it was announced more than a year ago, will undergo more massaging before it is released as a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) “before the end of 2010.”

December 29, 2009 - 4:41am

Two-term Arizona governor Janet Napolitano became the third secretary of Homeland Security last January 21, replacing Michael Chertoff as head of the massive agency. With more than 200,000 employees, including the Transportation Security Administration, the DHS is the third largest of the Cabinet departments.

November 24, 2009 - 3:40am

The TSA on November 17 released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to strengthen aircraft repair station security. The proposed regulation has been
in the works since 2003, when Congress ordered the agency to develop security requirements for repair facilities. The proposed regulation would require FAA-

November 11, 2009 - 10:23am

November 18 has been set as the day the House Committee on Homeland Security will take up the issue of repair station security. It is part of a Congressional review of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) proposed repair station security rule currently being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.

November 11, 2009 - 8:10am

November 18 has been set as the day the House Committee on Homeland Security will take up the issue of repair station security. It is part of a Congressional review of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) proposed repair station security rule currently being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.

 
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