Many of the items on the BDO checklist are written so generic to give them the greatest opportunity for flexibility of interpretation - but that’s precisely the point. The language is so broad and definition-free as to have virtually no limits at all
The government has already spent $1.5 billion, about one third of the necessary final cost, to consolidate all of the DHS facilities in one location; however, the entire project is now 11 years behind schedule
According to the Partnership for Public Service, which conducts an annual poll of federal employees in 300 agencies to determine the best and worst places to work, DHS and TSA consistently find themselves very near the bottom of the list
There have been several recent surveys about how the public feels about the job TSA is doing [fair-to-poor], several more about privacy concerns when they’re doing it [ high-to-resigned], and several more about the TSA “success” rate
Recently, we have begun to see a significant uptick in TSA VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) teams popping up everywhere to conduct searches and screenings at train stations, ferry terminals, highway weigh stations, and even sporting...