Government, Business, Logistics

TSA Begins to Feel Squeeze From Government Shutdown

TSA TSA security checkpoint (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

The Transportation Security Administration plans to begin closing a handful of security checkpoints at airports around the United States as soon as this weekend in response to staff shortages triggered by a partial federal government shutdown now in its third week.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2019

Concerns Over Terrorism Leads TSA to Issue Warning to Trucking Companies

TT File Photo

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration wants truck rental agencies to be more vigilant in efforts to prevent these attacks, releasing a report this week that outlines the increased threat of such incidents.

Kurtis Lee | Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2017

TSA Administrator Pistole to Retire Dec. 31


Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole will retire effective Dec. 31 from the post he has held the past 4½ years, TSA announced Oct. 16.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2014

Senate Confirms First TSA Chief Under Obama

The Senate confirmed former FBI deputy director John Pistole to be head of the Transportation Security Administration — the first time the post has been filled during the Obama administration, the Washington Post reported.

Transport Topics
June 28, 2010

Obama to Nominate FBI Deputy Director to Head TSA

President Obama will nominate FBI Deputy Director John Pistole to head the Transportation Security Administration, the White House said Monday.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2010

Latest TSA Nominee Withdraws Over Potential Conflicts

President Obama’s latest nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration withdrew himself as a nominee due to potential conflicts raised from his past work in the defense industry, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
March 29, 2010

Retired Major Gen. Robert Harding Tapped to Head TSA

President Obama will nominate retired Army Major Gen. Robert Harding to head the Transportation Security Administration, the White House said Monday.

Transport Topics
March 8, 2010