John S. Pistole Headlines ABA Law and National Security Event
WASHINGTON, D.C.,Jan. 10, 2011 — John S. Pistole, administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will discuss TSA’s efforts to balance the security of the American people with privacy concerns. The Jan. 13 event is part of the _ Standing Committee on Law and National Security breakfast program, and will be held at the University Club in Washington, D.C.
Pistole was sworn in as the TSA’s fifth administrator in July 2010 and oversees management of a 60,000-strong workforce, the security operations of more than 450 federalized airports throughout the United States, the Federal Air Marshal Service, and the security for highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines.
Pistole came to TSA as a 26-year veteran of the FBI with extensive national security and counterterrorism experience. After Sept. 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. In 2004, Pistole was named deputy director for the FBI.
Pistole began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1983, serving in the Minneapolis and New York divisions before his promotion to supervisor in the Organized Crime Section at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. In 1999, as assistant special agent in charge, Boston, he helped lead investigation and recovery efforts for the Egypt Air Flight 990 crash off the coast of Rhode Island.
Prior to joining the FBI, Pistole practiced law for two years. He is a graduate of Anderson University (Indiana) and Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.
John S. Pistole
Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Standing Committee on Law and National Security Breakfast Program
Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law & National Security
8 – 9 a.m.
1135 16th Street, NW
For media credentialing, please contact Alexandra Buller at . There is no charge for media to attend this event.
With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
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