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Wash Biz Journal: GSA Restarts Search for New TSA HQ

The General Services Administration has restarted its search for a new Transportation Security Administration headquarters after a federal court rescinded GSA’s selection of Victory Center in Alexandria to house TSA, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. TSA had initially planned to move into the Victory Center in 2018 but its transition to new headquarters will be delayed until mid-2020 following an amended …

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Profile: Jill Vaughan, Assistant Administrator for TSA Office of Security Capabilities and Chief Technology Officer

Jill Vaughan serves as the assistant administrator for the Transportation Security Administration‘s Office of Security Capabilities and the Chief Technology Officer since December 2014. She directly supports TSA’s missions through effectiveness and efficiency enhancements that she offers directly affecting transportation systems aiming to reach the global security standard. As assistant administrator, …

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GAO: TSA Moves to Address Security Tech Acquisition Issues

The Transportation Security Administration has adopted procedures and policies to comply with a new federal law that calls for technology acquisition process reform at the agency, according to a Government Accountability Office report. GAO said Wednesday the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act is meant to help TSA increase accountability and transparency when it …

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GAO: NASA, TSA Use ‘Other Transaction’ Agreements Outside RD&D, Prototypes

The Government Accountability Office reports that a majority of the 11 federal agencies authorized to use what GAO called “other transaction” agreements for contracting or financial assistance programs employed them sparingly from fiscal year 2010 to 2014. GAO said in a report submitted Thursday to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) — ranking member …

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GAO Evaluates TSA’s Efforts to Change Airport Screening System Acquisitions

A Government Accountability Office official has said that the Transportation Security Administration has initiated efforts to change the way it acquires passenger and baggage screening systems used at airports in order to comply with the TSA Reform Act. Michele Mackin, director of acquisition and sourcing management at GAO, said in written testimony to the House Homeland …

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Alexandria VA to Host Future TSA HQ

The Transportation Security Administration will relocate its headquarters from Pentagon City in Arlington, Va. to the Victory Center Building in Alexandria after the General Services Administration secured a 15-year lease agreement with Eisenhower Real Estate Holdings. GSA said Wednesday the office space has an area of 625,000 rentable square feet with a rental rate of …

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Senate Confirms USCG Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger as TSA Administrator

The Senate has approved U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger as the new administrator of the Transportation Security Administration following a vote of 81-1, The Hill reported Monday. Jordain Carney writes that Neffenger’s confirmation comes amid reports that TSA agents were unable to locate fake bombs placed at the busiest airports across …

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Report: HHS, TSA Eye Individual Agency-Based CDM Programs

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Transportation Security Administration are pushing forward with examinations of potential procurement programs for their own cyber dashboards, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes that TSA has sought quotations under the blanket purchase agreement for the Department of Homeland Security‘s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation …

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