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Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration
Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
that has authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States
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Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation. These include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles.Contents1 Major functions 2 Organizations 3 Regions and Aeronautical Center Operations 4 History 5 21st century5.1 FAA reauthorization and air traffic control reform6 Criticism6.1 Conflicting roles 6.2 Changes to air traffic controller application process7 List of FAA Administrators 8 FAA process8.1 Designated Engineering Representative 8.2 Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR)9 See also 10 References 11 External linksMajor functions[edit] The FAA's roles include:Regulating U.S
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U.S. State
A state is a constituent political entity of the United States. There are currently 50 states, which are bound together in a union with each other. Each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the United States federal government. Due to the shared sovereignty between each state and the federal government, Americans
Americans
are citizens of both the federal republic and of the state in which they reside.[3] State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons covered by certain types of court orders (e.g., paroled convicts and children of divorced spouses who are sharing custody)
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Undercover
To go "undercover" is to avoid detection by the entity one is observing, and especially to disguise one's own identity or use an assumed identity for the purposes of gaining the trust of an individual or organization to learn or confirm confidential information or to gain the trust of targeted individuals in order to gather information or evidence
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JASON (advisory Group)
JASON is an independent group of elite scientists which advises the United States government on matters of science and technology, mostly of a sensitive nature. The group was first created as a way to get a younger generation of scientists—that is, not the older Los Alamos and MIT Radiation Laboratory
Radiation Laboratory
alumni—involved in advising the government. It was established in 1960 and has somewhere between 30 and 60 members. Its work first gained public notoriety as the source of the Vietnam War's McNamara Line electronic barrier
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Government Accountability Office
The Government Accountability
Accountability
Office (GAO) is a legislative branch government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress.[2] It is the supreme audit institution of the federal government of the United States.Contents1 History 2 Reports2.1 Financial Statements of the U.S. government 2.2 U.S. Public Debt 2.3 Quinquennial Strategic Plan3 GAO and Technology Assessment 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The GAO was established as the General Accounting Office by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921. The act required the head of the GAO to "investigate, at the seat of government or elsewhere, all matters relating to the receipt, disbursement, and application of public funds, and shall make to the President ... and to Congress ..
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Security Checkpoint
Civilian checkpoints or security checkpoints are distinguishable from border or frontier checkpoints in that they are erected and enforced within contiguous areas under military or paramilitary control. Civilian checkpoints have been employed within conflict-ridden areas all over the world to monitor and control the movement of people and materials in order to prevent violence.Contents1 Contemporary examples 2 Advantages 3 Effects of checkpoints 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksContemporary examples[edit]An Iraq Army soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Division, mans a checkpoint during Operation Red Light IIThough practices and enforcement vary, checkpoints have been used in:The former Yugoslavia
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Cost Of Living Allowance
Cost
Cost
of living is the cost of maintaining a certain standard of living. Changes in the cost of living over time are often operationalized in a cost of living index. Cost
Cost
of living calculations are also used to compare the cost of maintaining a certain standard of living in different geographic areas. Differences in cost of living between locations can also be measured in terms of purchasing power parity rates.Contents1 Cost-of-living adjustment (COLa) 2 CPI 3 Social Security Benefits 4 Worldwide Cost
Cost
of Living Survey 5 Other uses 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksCost-of-living adjustment (COLa)[edit] Employment contracts, pension benefits, and government entitlements such as Social Security can be tied to a cost-of-living index, typically to the consumer price index (CPI). A COLA adjusts salaries based on changes in a cost-of-living index. Salaries are typically adjusted annually
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Arrest
An arrest is the act of depriving people of their liberty, usually because they have been suspected of committing or planning a crime. An arrest results in a person being taken into custody, usually at a police station, where they can be questioned further and/or charged. An arrest is an important procedure in a criminal justice system. Police
Police
and various other officers have powers of arrest. In some places, a citizen's arrest is permitted; for example in England and Wales, any person can arrest "anyone whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be committing, have committed or be guilty of committing an indictable offence," although certain conditions must be met before taking such action.[1]
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Francis X. Taylor
Francis Xavier "Frank" Taylor was the United States Coordinator for Counterterrorism from 2001 to 2002 and Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security from 2002 to 2005. He is also the former Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, nominated by President Obama in 2014. In that role, he provided the Secretary, DHS senior leadership, the DHS components, and state, local, tribal and private sector partners with the homeland security intelligence and information they need to keep the country safe, secure and resilient. I&A is a member of, and the Department’s liaison to, the National Intelligence Community.[1]Contents1 Biography1.1 Military career 1.2 Post-Air Force career2 References 3 External linksBiography[edit] Military career[edit] Francis X. Taylor
Francis X. Taylor
was educated at the University of Notre Dame, graduating with a B.A
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Franconia-Springfield Station
Franconia–Springfield is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Springfield, Virginia, United States. The station opened on June 29, 1997, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue Line, it is the southwestern terminus of the Blue Line, and is located at the junction of Franconia-Springfield Parkway and Frontier Drive. The station serves a suburban area and is mostly used for commuters, with 5,069 spaces, Metro's largest parking garage. It is a major transit hub, providing not only Metro service, but also Virginia
Virginia
Railway Express and local and intercity bus service, including Metrobus and Greyhound. It also served as an Amtrak
Amtrak
station for the Northeast Regional between 2003 and 2010
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Springfield, Virginia
Springfield is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The Springfield CDP is recognized by the U.S. Census
Census
Bureau with a population of 30,484 as of the 2010 census. Homes and businesses in bordering CDPs including North Springfield, West Springfield, and Newington are usually given a "Springfield" mailing address. The population of the collective areas with Springfield addresses is estimated to exceed 100,000
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General Services Administration
The General Services Administration
General Services Administration
(GSA), an independent agency of the United States government, was established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies and other management tasks.[3] GSA employs about 12,000 federal workers and has an annual operating budget of roughly $26.3 billion. GSA oversees $66 billion of procurement annually. It contributes to the management of about $500 billion in U.S. federal property, divided chiefly among 8,300 owned and leased buildings and a 210,000 vehicle motor pool
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Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport
Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport
Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport
(IATA: STS, ICAO: KSTS, FAA LID: STS) is 7 miles (11 km) northwest of downtown Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County, California.[1][2] The airport is named after Charles M. Schulz, the famed cartoonist of the Peanuts
Peanuts
comic strip, who lived in Santa Rosa for more than 30 years
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Key West International Airport
Key West International Airport (IATA: EYW, ICAO: KEYW, FAA LID: EYW) is an international airport located in the City of Key West in Monroe County, Florida and two miles east of the main commercial center of Key West. Flights departing from EYW often have weight restrictions because the airport's runway is only 4,801 feet (1,463 m) long.[2]Contents1 History 2 Facilities 3 Annual traffic 4 Airlines and destinations4.1 Passenger5 Statistics5.1 Top destinations6 Accidents and incidents 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit]First scheduled service between Miami and Key West by National Airlines (February 10, 1944)Key West's aviation history began in 1913, with a flight to Cuba by Augustin Parla. In 1928, Pan American Airways began scheduled flights from Key West.[3] The main runway at Meacham Field was pressed into U.S. Army use after the Pearl Harbor attack, and into U.S
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Tupelo Regional Airport
Tupelo Regional Airport
Airport
(IATA: TUP[2], ICAO: KTUP, FAA LID: TUP) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) west of the central business district of Tupelo, a city in Lee County, Mississippi, United States.[1] It is owned by the Tupelo Airport Authority.[1] The airport is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline with scheduled passenger service subsidized by the Essential Air Service
Essential Air Service
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