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TSA head: Agency seeks less intrusive scan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is trying to make airport screening less invasive, Administrator John Pistole said Thursday.
TSA says patdowns to go no further

TSA says patdowns to go no further

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. air travelers likely won't be subjected to more stringent physical search measures than are now in place, the nation's travel security chief said Tuesday.
TSA boss open to air screening changes

TSA boss open to air screening changes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- TSA chief John Pistole admitted Monday some airport searches have gone too far and said the agency may yield to growing outrage.

TSA chief: Airport screenings may evolve

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration chief said Sunday afternoon airport screening procedures could become less invasive as conditions warrant.

Pilots avoid patdown, X-ray screening

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. security officials said Friday airline pilots will not be subject to advanced X-ray screening or patdowns, which have led to protest among some travelers.
TSA chief: Pat-downs 'more invasive'

TSA chief: Pat-downs 'more invasive'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole told a U.S. Senate hearing Wednesday airport "pat-downs" are "more invasive" than they used to be.
TSA chief focuses on transit terror threat

TSA chief focuses on transit terror threat

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- The new head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration says protecting subway and rail riders will be as high a priority as keeping air travelers safe.
Senate confirms Pistole as TSA chief

Senate confirms Pistole as TSA chief

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed John Pistole as the head of Transportation Security Administration.

FBI: Bailout fraud to strain U.S. agencies

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Law enforcement has nowhere near the resources needed to combat an expected wave of fraud in the $789 billion U.S. financial bailout, a top FBI official said.

FBI sting targets child prostitution

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A nationwide sting targeting child prostitution that involved multiple federal, state and local agencies resulted in 642 arrests, the FBI said Monday.

FBI says Pistole e-mail is spam threat

WASHINGTON , Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The FBI released a warning Thursday in Washington that a spam e-mail is circulating that claims to be from FBI Deputy Director John Pistole.
Mukasey targets global crime kingpins using counter-terror measures

Mukasey targets global crime kingpins using counter-terror measures

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey's new strategy for combating international organized crime will expand the use against its leaders of executive branch tactics already employed against known and suspected terrorists, like watch-listing and asset-freezing.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

FBI: No global crime link to core al-Qaida

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- U.S. agencies have seen no evidence that al-Qaida's central command has linked up with or used the services of organized crime, but other terror groups have.

Sypherlink, CAI partner for fusion centers

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 6 (UPI) -- Ohio-based Sypherlink says it has partnered with Computer Aid to address challenges in turning data streams into actionable intelligence to counter terrorism.

Plot more aspirational than operational

MIAMI, June 23 (UPI) -- Five of the seven men accused of plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and five federal buildings appeared in a Miami court Friday.
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John Pistole
TSA Administrator John Pistole testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee regarding security in U.S. ports with emphasis on worker identification on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 10, 2011. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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John S. Pistole is the Administrator of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He is a graduate of Anderson University and the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis. Pistole practiced law for two years prior to joining the FBI in 1983.

Since the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, John Pistole has been pivotally involved in the formation of terrorism policies during the Bush and Obama administrations.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Pistole."
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