Panelists argue for set term for TSA administrator

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Fierce Homeland Security: Panelists argue for set term for TSA administrator

    Congress should reinstate the 5-year-term provision for the top position at the Transportation Security Administration, Tom Blank, a former TSA executive, said July 10.
    Blank, who was acting deputy administrator at TSA in 2006, spoke at a hearing of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation security.

    He noted that when TSA was created in 2001, as part of the Transportation Department, its leader had a stated term of 5 years. That provision ended when TSA moved to the Homeland Security Department. TSA has now had six administrators and six deputy administrators in its 11-year history.

    Blank said that a guaranteed term would ensure leadership consistency and nonpartisanship, and that more policy and operational buy-in--both by government and private sector stakeholders--would follow.
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I wouldn't want Pistole to have a planned 5 year stent. Look at the damage he has done in half that time.
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  3. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Couldn't have said it better...
  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I'm a firm believer in term limits. One in office, one in jail.
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Two in office, no limit for jail.
  6. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Well, when I was thinking "jail" it was "life without parole and a side order of HIV."

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