To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Advance Your Career Today
Date: Thu Jun 27 12:02:02 MDT 2013
o government documents, only 33 percent of all the items were manufactured in the U.S.Halinski testified that the agency has been fiscally responsible and taken action to establish additional controls across the agency." He said the TSA would continue to do so in the future.We have canceled previously approved conferences, meetings that require travel, and training activities. This includes management control training, field oversight and compliance audits, operational and support program coordination planning and preparedness training, he said.Mica, a Florida Republican, helped set up the Transportation Security Administration after the Sept. 11 attacks. Since then he has been very public about his criticism of it, frequently accusing it of over-spending and mismanagement. In the past, hes referred to it as the little bastard child I created.Halinski also testified that he does not expect the sequester to lead to furloughs for his agency, and his agency has not noticed longer lines at airports because of it. The Defense Department is working out final details of a $10 billion sale of warplanes, transport aircraft and advanced missiles to Israel and Arab nations amid concerns about the growing threat from Iran and its disputed nuclear weapons program, Pentagon and congressional officials said Friday.The U.S. has spent the past year negotiating with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on the deal, which comes ahead of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to the Middle East next week.The officials said the United States will sell KC-135 refueling tanker planes and V-22 Osprey helicopters, the tilt-rotor aircraft that can take off and land like a plane, and precision-guided missiles.In Israel, officials said the U.S. offer is in order to ensure Israel's military edge in the region, in light of arms sales the U.S. is advancing in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.The weaponry is not expected to arrive in Israel for at least two years.The package for Israel also includes financial aid. The United Arab Emirates would purchase 26 F-16 warplanes under the deal.The officials were not authorized to publicly discuss the deal and spoke on condition of anonymity. Administrations officials described the deal to members of Congress on Thursday.The New York Times first reported the impending sale.Hagel will visit Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.