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Matthew Weinstock

Defense

Postal facility set to open in November

Management

Lawmakers aim to curb purchase card abuse

Management

Postal workers sue over anthrax exposure

A group of Washington-area Postal Service employees who claim they were deliberately left in harm’s way during the 2001 anthrax attacks plan to file a class action suit Wednesday against the agency.

Defense

TSA screeners lack training, supervision

Airport screeners are not getting all of the training they need, nor is their performance monitored on a regular basis, according to a new General Accounting Office report.

Defense

Transportation security effort called fragmented, underfunded

The various agencies involved in transportation security do not have enough resources and are struggling to sort out overlapping missions, experts told a Senate panel Tuesday.

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Defense

Air marshals depart TSA, join law enforcement bureau

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced Tuesday that the federal air marshals program will move from the Transportation Security Administration to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Pay & Benefits

Senator launches probe into TSP contract

Concerned that millions of taxpayer and federal employee dollars were wasted, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Wednesday launched an inquiry into a failed contract to modernize the Thrift Savings Plan’s computer system.

Defense

TSA prepares to test revamped passenger identification system

Despite lingering questions, the Transportation Security Administration plans to start testing a new passenger identification system within the next couple of months.

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Defense

Terrorism alert issued to airlines

Defense

Rule provides liability protection for anti-terror technologies

The Homeland Security Department Friday will publish a proposed rule designed to accelerate the development of anti-terrorism technologies by providing companies protection against lawsuits.