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TSA Whistleblower Disclosures Prompt Two Aviation Security Probes

January 02, 2019 / Charles S. Clark

The Homeland Security Department late last month was ordered to reexamine precautions against the risk of attacks on airplanes using deadly chemicals and contaminated food, acting at the behest of the agency in charge of protecting whistleblowers governmentwide. The Office of Special Counsel, in a vindication for longtime Transportation Security Administration whistleblower Robert MacLean, on Dec. 19 ordered Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to investigate and report back on two of MacLean’s disclosures from last year.