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Federal Times Front Page TSA Air Marshal Robert MacLean November 6, 2006

Federal Times Front Page TSA Air Marshal Robert MacLean November 6, 2006

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November 6, 2006 Federal Times front page, article, whistleblower, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Air Marshal Service, Transportation Security Administration, DHS, TSA, FAMS, Robert J. MacLean, U.S. Office of Special Counsel ( OSC ), Carolyn Lerner, Jason Zuckerman, lack of remorse and regret, Federal Board rules against TSA air marshal whistleblower because he wasn't sorry, Robert MacLean, Robert MacLean, Merit Systems Protection Board ( MSPB )
November 6, 2006 Federal Times front page, article, whistleblower, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Air Marshal Service, Transportation Security Administration, DHS, TSA, FAMS, Robert J. MacLean, U.S. Office of Special Counsel ( OSC ), Carolyn Lerner, Jason Zuckerman, lack of remorse and regret, Federal Board rules against TSA air marshal whistleblower because he wasn't sorry, Robert MacLean, Robert MacLean, Merit Systems Protection Board ( MSPB )

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THE
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FOR
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dental
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downon
travel
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abuse
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similarcategories,
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mentsays
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sensitive
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classified.
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think
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first
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U.S.
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network's
secu-
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programs,
vulnerabilities
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screeningequipment
that
is
restricted
from
the
public.
arguing
that
the
WhistleblowerProtection
Act
should
havecov-
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him
when
lietoliiare
porter
in
2003
that
the
Federal
AirMarshalService
was
eliminating
assignmentsoncross·
country
flights.
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MacLean's
case
raisesquestionsabouta
gray
area
of
government
secrecy-
information
that
the
govern-
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Air
marshal's
firing
prompts
whistleblower
suit
A
fi.l:ed
airmarshal
is
suing
to
regain
hisjob
in
acase
that<
could
draw
the
line
between
blowing
the
whistle
on
mismanagement
and
protectingsensitiveinfonnation.
Robert
MacLeansued
Oct.
30
in
the
U.S.
Court
of
Appeals
forthe
9th
Circuit
in
San
Francisco,
By
SltPHEN
LOSEY
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SI'OlUGIIT
Naomi
Earp
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new
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of
the
Equal
Em·
ploymentOppor
tunity
Commis
sion
has
madea
career
repre-
sentingthe
underdog.Page
22
www.federaltimes.com/newsletters
November 6,2006 Federal Times frontpage,article,whistleblower,U.S.DepartmentofHomeland Security,Federal Air Marshal Service,Transportation Security Administration,DHS,TSA,FAMS,RobertJ.MacLean,U.S.Office ofSpecial Counsel ( OSC ),Carolyn Lerner,Jason Zuckerman,lack ofremorse and regret,Federal Board rules againstTSA air marshal whistleblower because he wasn'tsorry,RobertMacLean,RobertMacLean,MeritSystems Protection Board ( MSPB )November6,2006 Federal Timesfrontpage,article,whistleblower,U.S.DepartmentofHomeland Security,Federal AirMarshal Service,Transportation SecurityAdministration,DHS,TSA,FAMS,RobertJ.MacLean,U.S.Office ofSpecial Counsel (OSC ),Carolyn Lerner,Jason Zuckerman,lackofremorse and regret,Federal Board rulesagainstTSA airmarshal whistleblowerbecause he wasn'tsorry,RobertMacLean,RobertMacLean,MeritSystemsProtection Board (MSPB )

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