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Securing America's Transportation Systems: The Target of Terrorists, and TSA's New Direction, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, September 23, 2010   [open pdf - 283KB]

From the opening statement of Sheila Jackson Lee: "The subcommittee is meeting today to receive testimony on ''Securing America's Transportation System: The Target of Terrorists, and TSA's New Direction.'' Our witness today will testify about his plans and objectives for positioning TSA to meet the challenge of securing the Nation's transportation systems against terrorist attacks. This hearing will also provide Members of the subcommittee with an opportunity to communicate their priorities and concerns about the TSA programs and policies to administrator. […] We are here today to discuss critical programs and policies designed to protect our Nation's transportation systems from terrorist attacks, and to welcome to the subcommittee the new transportation security administrator, John Pistole. […] With responsibility for ensuring the security of the Nation's airports, railways, roadways, transit systems, and pipelines, TSA's mission is critical and immense. Administrator Pistole comes to TSA in the wake of several events that have demonstrated to the American public and to Congress that the terrorist threat to transportation systems is persistent and evolving, and particularly so because terrorism has franchised. Unfortunately, terrorists seem to be lacking in creativity and seek to utilize the same targets to create the greatest havoc." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sheila Jackson Lee, Charles W. Dent, Bennie G. Thompson, John S. Pistole, and Dina Titus.

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Serial No. 111-81
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2011
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Public Domain
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