The circumstances of their crimes differ, but prosecutors say defendants in 140 cases have something in common: The corrupt actions they’re accused of weakened the U.S. borders and ports of entry they were assigned to protect.
The shakeups continue within the top ranks at the embattled Transportation Security Administration, as two senior officials involved in several controversies have left the agency recently.
Under pressure to fix long screening lines that have plagued airports nationwide for months, the TSA has removed a senior official who oversaw roughly 440 security checkpoints as part of a broader shake-up.
A federal judge in New York has dismissed a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed The Center for Investigative Reporting forged her signature in an interview release.
To prevent terrorist attacks against planes, railways and travelers, the Transportation Security Administration needs to focus on intelligence to identify and address threats – and leave screening to private contractors, a Florida lawmaker said.
An accusation of a wedgie. Forced motivational pushups. Speculation about what a cohort looked like naked. Exile for reporting misconduct. Even a noogie for a job well done. This is not 1950s fraternity-house hazing or high school locker-room tomfoolery. These are accounts of life inside the intelligence office of the Transportation Security Administration.
Embarrassed by exposed security lapses and allegations of misconduct, the TSA now faces mounting pressure from airlines for security delays plaguing a
Top House lawmakers want to know whether the Transportation Security Administration has retaliated against managers by forcing some to take unwanted reassignments.
A panel of law enforcement experts has warned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection must undertake a long list of reforms to eliminate the risk of endemic corruption and reduce the “unlawful and unconstitutional” use of lethal force to a rarity.
Internal dysfunction, distraction and distrust have racked the Transportation Security Administration’s senior ranks for years. Current and former officials say an unhealthy culture has been allowed to develop and fester.