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    TSA Workforce Vetting Procedures

    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Homeland Security officials testified on ways to improve TSA employee vetting procedures. The most recent Homeland Security inspector…

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    Oversight of the Transportation Security Administration

    Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials testified at a hearing on TSA policies and challenges facing the agency. The hearing was interrupted due to…

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    Airport Security

    Clark Kent Ervin talked about a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report showing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners failed 95 percent of the time on a…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including proposed amendments to the USA FREEDOM Act, U.S. military efforts in Iraq, Iran’s nuclear program, and…

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    Airport Security

    Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth and other witnesses testified on airport security issues, including passenger screening, employee credentialing, and perimeter…

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    Border Patrol Pay Reform Markup

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted on bipartisan legislation aimed at fixing a pay discrepancy for border patrol agents. The legislation, authored by…

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    FAA Reauthorization and Airline Safety

    Officials from several aviation safety agencies testified at a hearing on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Topics included pilot fatigue and training, regulations…

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    Airport Pre-Check Program

    Witnesses testified on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre-Check program, which allows expedited screening at airports for pre-approved passengers. Topics…

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    Secretary Jeh Johnson on Aviation Security

    Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about the Department of Homeland Security’s priorities for 2015, including promoting aviation security. Topics included global terrorism threats,…

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    Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean. At issue was whether whistle-blower protection extends to unauthorized disclosure of…

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    Airline Safety and Security

    Michael Huerta talked about airline safety and security. Among his remarks he detailed new protocols in response to a fire at the Chicago’s air traffic control center. He…

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    United Nations Security Council Meeting on Downed Malaysian Airliner

    The United Nations (U.N.) Security Council held an emergency meeting on the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power said the…

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    Security at Overseas Airports

    Clark Kent Ervin talked about efforts to increase security at foreign airports with direct flights serving the U.S. A video clip was shown of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson being…

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    Airport Security Improvement

    John Pistole spoke about possible changes to screening procedures at airports, including increased pre-screening of passengers and the potential to lift the ban on liquids and gels in…

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    LAX Shooting and Airport Emergency Response

    Officials from Los Angeles World Airports (LAX), the Transportation Security Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees testified at a field hearing at LAX on…

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    Keith Laing on Airport Security

    Keith Laing was interviewed by phone about airport security. Among the issues he talked about a Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose to Hawaii in which a 16-year old stowed away in…

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    Airline Safety and Missing Malaysia Plane Investigation

    Mary Schiavo talked about the investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight 370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. At the time of this program,…

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    Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wisconsin Air Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper to consider when airline employees reporting suspicious activity give up their immunity under the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments airport security following the shooting of a Transportation Security Administration employee the previous day at Los Angeles International…

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    Book Discussion on The Skies Belong to Us

    Brendan Koerner talked about his book, The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking, in which he chronicles the hijacking of Western Airlines flight 701 in 1972 by…

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