Template:Wikisource Template:Wikisource John S. Pistole is the current Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration and former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Pistole was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on May 17, 2010 and was unanimously confirmed to serve in that position by the United States Senate on June 25, 2010.
On April 14, 2004, Pistole testified before the 9/11 Commission at its 10th public hearing on a panel titled "Preventing Future Attacks Inside the United States."
On June 16, 2004, Pistole testified before the 9/11 Commission at its 12th public hearing. Although the page on the 9/11 Commission website does not include Mr. Pistole's name, and the PDF transcript does not list Mr. Pistole as a participant, he testified on June 16, 2004 as a panelist. He discussed threat levels of a possible attack by Al Qaeda in 2004, as well as other topics. http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/archive/hearing12/9-11Commission_Hearing_2004-06-16.pdf
Pistole and Valerie E. Caproni were the two FBI officials who approved a memo laying out the FBI's policy on the limits to the interrogation of captives taken during the United States' war on terror. The memo was from the FBI's General Counsel, to all offices, explaining that FBI officials were not allowed to engage in coercive interrogations; FBI officials were not allowed to sit in on coercive interrogations conducted by third parties; FBI officials were required to immediately report any instances of suspected coercive interrogation up the FBI chain of command.
In October 2004 Pistole was appointed the FBI's Deputy Director, its second in command.