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2011 Archives

Kevin Donovan Named Federal Security Director for Will Rogers World Airport

Press Release

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Kevin Donovan as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) in Oklahoma City. In this capacity he will be responsible for handling day-to-day security operations, which includes both passenger and baggage screening at OKC.

TSA Administrator Applauds Adoption of Global Aviation Security Measures

Press Release

WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole this week joined the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional Conference in New Delhi, India, where the 14 member states in attendance adopted the Security Roadmap on Aviation.

TSA Administrator: 'We Will Not Negotiate on Security'

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole today issued a Determination that provides a framework to protect TSA's ability to respond to evolving threats while allowing Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to vote on whether or not they wish to be represented by a union for the purposes of engaging in limited, clearly defined collective bargaining at the national level only on non-security employment issues. If a union is chosen, each security officer will retain the right to choose whether or not to join the union.

TSA Administrator Pistole’s Decision on Collective Bargaining

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Under the legislation that created TSA, Congress expressly granted the TSA Administrator sole authority to establish the terms and conditions of employment for security officers at airports. That authority has been used to establish hiring, pay, performance management and discipline processes for Transportation Security Officers (TSOs).

TSA Recognized for Diversity

Three national magazines recognized TSA for its diversity in hiring practices. Recent editions of the Hispanic Network Magazine, the Black EOE Journal, and the Professional Woman’s Magazine featured TSA among other government and law enforcement agencies.

TSA Begins Testing New Advanced Imaging Technology Software

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin testing new software on its advanced imaging technology (AIT) machines that enhances privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images and instead auto-detects potential threat items and indicates their location on a generic outline of a person, TSA Administrator John Pistole announced today. TSA will test the new software at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) beginning today, February 1, and at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in the coming days.