Talks With Employees, Highlights Top Goals For Agency
New TSA Administrator John S. Pistole visited Raleigh-Durham
International Airport Thursday, as he continues a series of visits
to airports and transportation facilities.
Speaking with TSA employees and airport and airline
stakeholders, he outlined his top goals and priorities, which
- Improving TSA’s counterterrorism focus through
intelligence and cutting edge technology
- Supporting the TSA workforce and
- Strengthening the agency’s relationships with
stakeholders and the traveling public.
"Working with TSA's dedicated team both here and abroad, we will
achieve these critical transportation priorities," Pistole said. "I
look forward to hearing from key stakeholders, TSA employees, and
the traveling public as we work to achieve our mission of keeping
Also Thursday, Pistole highlighted details of MyTSA, a mobile
web and iPhone application that enables travelers to quickly and
easily access the most frequently asked questions about airport
security. The free application also enables passengers to post wait
times for other passengers to view.
“This app will help passengers prepare for the security
screening process, making their trip through the checkpoint more
efficient,” Pistole (pictured, below) said.
In addition, Pistole is soliciting input and feedback from the
public through an online forum called “Talk to TSA.”
Talk to TSA provides a forum for passengers to send comments,
suggestions and feedback.
Pistole was sworn-in as TSA Administrator on July 1, 2010.
Pistole came to TSA as a 26-year veteran of the FBI with extensive
national security and counterterrorism experience. Most recently,
Pistole served as the Deputy Director of the FBI. After the tragic
events of September 11, 2001, he was put in charge of the
FBI’s greatly expanded counterterrorism program, eventually
becoming the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director for
Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence before being named as
Deputy Director in 2004.