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Coast Guard Vet David Pekoske to Be Nominated TSA Chief

David Pekoske, a 33-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and an adjunct faculty member at American University, will be nominated by President Donald Trump as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. Pekoske will bring to TSA his operational and command experience from the U.S. Coast Guard, where served as vice commandant …

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Elaine Duke Starts Role as DHS Deputy Secretary; John Kelly Comments

Elaine Duke, formerly undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, has assumed new duties as the seventh deputy secretary of DHS and she will act as the department’s chief operating officer in this capacity. The nearly 30-year federal service veteran previously managed DHS’ business lines and its $47 billion annual budget, the department said …

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DHS S&T Inaugurates New Explosive Detection System Testing Facility; Robert Griffin Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has opened a facility at DHS’ Transportation Security Laboratory in New Jersey for testing and evaluation of explosives detection systems. DHS said Wednesday the new T&E building, located at the William J. Hughes Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center, includes space for specialized explosive storage and handling …

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DHS S&T Develops Training System to Aid TSA Airport Screening

The Office for Public Safety Research within the Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has built a training system designed to help Transportation Security Administration personnel conduct airport screening tasks. DHS said Wednesday the ScreenADAPT X-ray image analysis training system uses visual search research and eye-tracking technology to assess TSA officers’ visual …

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John Kelly Assumes Role as DHS Secretary

John Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general and former head of the U.S. Southern Command, took his oath of office as the country’s fifth homeland security secretary after he received Senate confirmation Friday. The 45-year military veteran now leads the Department of Homeland Security and its components that include the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Transportation …

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Keith Nakasone, Jose Arrieta Join GSA’s IT Category Mgmt Leadership Team

The General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology Category has appointed Keith Nakasone as deputy assistant commissioner for acquisition and named Jose Arrieta as director for the office of IT Schedule contract operations. Mary Davie, ITC assistant commissioner, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that Nakasone will manage all acquisition vehicles …

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DHS S&T Explosives Unit Funds Oak Ridge Geospatial Tool Project

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s explosives division has funded an Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project to develop a geospatial tool for communication, collaboration and situational awareness uses in security events. DHS said Friday the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit aids bomb squads on the assessment of impacts …

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DHS Selects 11 New Foreign Airports for Possible Preclearance Expansion

The Department of Homeland Security has selected 11 new foreign airports located in nine countries for the department’s possible preclearance expansion effort. DHS said Friday U.S.-bound travelers will go through the immigration, customs and agriculture inspection processes conducted by the Customs and Border Protection prior to boarding aircraft instead of upon …

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