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(Legal Times)   TSA employee fired for releasing "sensitive" information that he made up   (legaltimes.typepad.com ) divider line
    More: Unlikely, d.c. circuit court, SSI, United States Department of Justice  
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11268 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jan 2013 at 12:01 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-17 12:09:35 PM  
3 votes:
FTA: "A federal agent shouldn't be allowed to get around the restrictions on the disclosure of sensitive security information "by adjusting the figures to introduce inaccuracies," DOJ lawyers said.

Lacson's proposed 'inaccuracy' exception, according to DOJ, "would provide a means of circumventing the SSI regulations that would seriously undermine their efficacy."

If TSA "guarded against the unauthorized disclosure of only absolute truths, its failure to prevent the disclosure of falsehoods could, in certain contexts, reveal SSI by implication," DOJ lawyers said."

Therefore, we will prosecute you if you say ANYTHING, because otherwise we would give away our secrets. Or, they simply ignore everything, which would give exactly the same amount of information away. The security bozos still reign supreme in DC.
2013-01-17 12:22:33 PM  
2 votes:

Tom_Slick: poot_rootbeer: My company has a policy that any statements to the public regarding company operations have to be referred to an approved spokesperson, and employees violating the policy may be terminated. I would hope that the Federal Air Marshal Service has at least as strict a policy regarding disclosure.

They do I know some Air Marshals and they are vary tight lipped about their job and what they do, most of them take their job and their security clearance very seriously.

/Normal conversation with an Air Marshal, how was work? Good flew to Miami had Lunch came home and that is all the info you will get.


considering how boring a flight can be, that's probably all that happened. Do you really care that he had to check in with the supervisor in the checkpoint, show his ID, and sign a form? Because other than that, they're just passengers.
2013-01-17 12:08:15 PM  
2 votes:
So, of all things a TSA agent does and gets away with, this one gets fired for releasing fabricated information.....?

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"Well, sir, this was a matter of pride!"
2013-01-17 03:09:11 PM  
1 vote:

StoPPeRmobile: snocone: StoPPeRmobile: vudukungfu: show me: The TSA must be BANNED!

they need to be shut the fark down.
Dont' vote for anyone who thinks it's a good idea.

Ban voting!

Just show me a candidate.
See the problem?

Hence the reason for the ban.


Gotta admit, it is a collosal, obscene waste of money.
Just for show?
2013-01-17 01:49:42 PM  
1 vote:

show me: The TSA must be BANNED!


they need to be shut the fark down.
Dont' vote for anyone who thinks it's a good idea.
2013-01-17 01:44:49 PM  
1 vote:

Earl of Chives: Girion47: Girion47: Tom_Slick: poot_rootbeer: My company has a policy that any statements to the public regarding company operations have to be referred to an approved spokesperson, and employees violating the policy may be terminated. I would hope that the Federal Air Marshal Service has at least as strict a policy regarding disclosure.

They do I know some Air Marshals and they are vary tight lipped about their job and what they do, most of them take their job and their security clearance very seriously.

/Normal conversation with an Air Marshal, how was work? Good flew to Miami had Lunch came home and that is all the info you will get.

considering how boring a flight can be, that's probably all that happened. Do you really care that he had to check in with the supervisor in the checkpoint, show his ID, and sign a form? Because other than that, they're just passengers.

I'm sure there's more to it, but I was never given info on that process. I was there for ergonomic assessments.

No, not really. They sit on their ass and do nothing. Here is a post from the guy in TFA:

I have little to do while I am at work. As long as none of the passengers act up and the plane does not crash, I have lots of time on my hands. I do a little reading for school, read the newspaper and watch lots and I mean lots of DVDs. Morale is very low here. It seems like the managment is allways just sitting around just trying to make our day harder(dresscode, hotel stays etc.) But I can't complain to much because of the money I am making to do nothing.

http://www.realpolice.net/forums/federal-questions-51/20027-air-marsh a l-3.html


Now I see imposing a dress code as comprimising security, I would think you would want air marshalls to vary their outfits. Who's going to suspect the guy in jeans, sandals and a t-shirt as the one that will take your ass down if you try something?
2013-01-17 01:18:48 PM  
1 vote:
And if any other info was needed to know that TSA is totally batchit, read TFA.

TSA MUST DIE
/you know it, I know it, why does the media hide their chit?
2013-01-17 12:47:45 PM  
1 vote:
Obviously, they hire the cream of the frikking crop over there at the department of fascism.
2013-01-17 12:17:53 PM  
1 vote:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: You mean the TSA would fire someone who puts a question of integrity in the public eye.


The TSA is a question of integrity.
2013-01-17 12:16:08 PM  
1 vote:
Statements that can be sourced by the media to an employee of the organization in question are inherently damaging as they have the appearance of authenticity.

So yes, this makes total sense.
2013-01-17 12:06:09 PM  
1 vote:
Good.

My company has a policy that any statements to the public regarding company operations have to be referred to an approved spokesperson, and employees violating the policy may be terminated. I would hope that the Federal Air Marshal Service has at least as strict a policy regarding disclosure.
 
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