Tag Archives: Transportation Security Administration

Report: DHS Deputy CTO Robert Palmer to Step Down

Robert Palmer, deputy chief technology officer at the Department of Homeland Security, will resign from his post, effective Oct. 28, Fedscoop reported Monday. The eight-year federal government veteran told the publication he will move to a new cybersecurity services company – ShorePoint. Palmer became deputy CTO in April 2016 after …

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Report: DHS Names Stephen Rice Acting CIO

Stephen Rice, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, will assume the role of acting DHS CIO on Sept. 1, FCW reported Monday. He will succeed Richard Staropoli, who will leave DHS after three months in the CIO position. Rice previously served as assistant administrator for the Transportation …

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House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday. If approved by Senate, the bill would mark the first re-authorization of DHS after it was created 15 years ago …

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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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