Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He enjoys writing about current topics that affect the federal workforce.

TSA: Children Still a Security Risk, Albeit a Smaller One

DHS announced earlier this week that revised security procedures will, in some cases, allow children 12 and under to avoid pat-downs and removing their shoes at security checkpoints. But the TSA said in a recent blog post that children could still be subjected to these things at the discretion of individual TSA officers based on a child’s appearance.

Lessons Learned from the Creation of DHS

The Partnership for Public Service, in conjunction with Booz Allen Hamilton, interviewed leaders who were part of the creation of Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director or National Intelligence. The research indicated that many people involved felt there were initially mission overlaps and policy shortfalls.

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