Meet LuAnn Canipe (& adios, Kristen Lee, we never really knew ya)

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Might explain the recent dearth of fluff pieces and desperate PR -- their propaganda machine has been headless.

    Potomac Flacks: Hill Veteran Canipe Appointed Top Flack at TSA

    LuAnn Canipe was recen tly appointed Assistant Administrator for Strategic Communications and Public Affairs at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

    Canipe replaces Kristen Lee, who is now working at Microsoft.

    In that role, Canipe oversees all external and internal communications responsibilities across the agency, developing strategic communications initiatives that are implemented nationwide. Canipe heads a team of public affairs professionals hacks responsible for media relations, speech writing, graphic arts, internal and external websites, and employee communications propaganda.

    Pity Microsoft.
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  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I have no hope that this appointment will change things but I fail to see why people like Blogdad Bob and other TSA PR hacks have government jobs.
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Another indication that Microsoft has had its day.
  4. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    There is a rumor among Fed agencies that TSA workers are to be avoided when opening occur. We seldom see anyone, even IT types, going from TSA to DoD or FDA.

    Maybe the HR folks at MS didn't see those blog posts.
  5. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    She has a LinkedIn profile and a Facebook page. It's a bummer because she's a fan of Mary Chapin Carpenter, which almost makes her human.

    I think we should introduce ourselves to her and tell her what she has to do to perform up to our expectations.
  6. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    After their volunteered assistance in Putin's repression of environmental activists, MS must have divisions where DHS experience is very much welcome. Not that MS itself spies, of course, in their effort to enforce product licenses. In the case of the activists, they took care to have their licenses prominently displayed, and MS went after them anyway.
    It is the low quality of TSA's work that makes this surprising to me.

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