Rep. Michael McCaul: TSA should coordinate better with local police

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security said Sunday federal and local authorities need to coordinate better to prevent airport shootings.

TSA drops plan to allow small knives on planes

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said Wednesday he is abandoning a plan to allow small knives in carry-on luggage on U.S. flights.

No more near-naked X-ray scans for U.S. air travelers

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. travelers no longer have to submit to full-body, X-ray scanners that produce near-naked images, the Transportation Security Administration says.

Aspen Institute announces forum speakers

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Dealing with traditional and terrorist threats in a time of budget constraints will be center stage at this year's Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.
TSA: Change to prohibited items list delayed

TSA: Change to prohibited items list delayed

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration Tuesday delayed proposed changes to the prohibited items list following an outcry against allowing small knives.
Airlines keep on-time rate high

Airlines keep on-time rate high

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- A national report shows U.S. airlines performed well in 2012, although customer complaints rose compared with 2011.

TSA asked to continue knife ban

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group in the U.S. Congress has asked for a continued ban on small knives on airplanes.
TSA reviewing how it assesses threats

TSA reviewing how it assesses threats

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The Transportation Security Administration is reassessing airline safety so it can identify the likeliest threats, its administrator told a U.S. House panel.

Woman claims 'surgically implanted device'

BANGOR, Maine, May 22 (UPI) -- A passenger aboard US Airways flight from Paris claimed she had a surgically implanted device, forcing the plane's diversion Tuesday to Bangor, Maine.

Aspen Institute announces security forum

ASPEN, Colo., April 18 (UPI) -- The Aspen Institute reports its third annual forum on homeland security and counter-terrorism is to be in Colorado in July.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.
By United Press International

TSA: Faster screenings for some passengers

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Some frequent fliers will get through screening at four U.S. airports faster if they provide requested information about themselves, officials say.
TSA changes pat-down procedures on kids

TSA changes pat-down procedures on kids

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it is changing its policy on how airport screeners search young children.

TSA workers may have collective bargaining

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. airport security workers will be able to have union representation -- but not on all issues, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said.

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.
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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

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.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Pistole."
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