He's Special Agent Mr. Clean ;)
He's probably a mail inspector, lol...
I think he's a TSA agent. He spends all day looking at a little screen to see if there's any contraband. He was probably at the podium the day I was cleared through airport security with five 38-caliber hollow point bullets in a speed loader that I'd forgotten to take out of my purse. (I didn't have a gun with me, so they probably figured I couldn't do a lot of harm by throwing the bullets at people.)
I'm guessing that no one wants to ask what the speed loader or the hollow points were for.
Actually, this old grandma has a concealed carry permit and my purse has a special compartment for the 5-round Ruger revolver I usually carry. I had left my gun at home, but had forgotten to take out the speed loader (instantly loads 5 bullets at the same time). I didn't realize it until we got to Chicago and I decided to put our passports in the special compartment in preparation for us driving into Canada the next day.
I packed the speed loader in my luggage for the trip home, but I was totally flummoxed that the TSA agent didn't see it on the x-ray machine. Maybe he thought it was a container of five sample lipsticks(?).
The TSA people aren't federal "agents" of any sort. They are low-paid grunts, unfortunately.
From Wikipedia: Transportation Security Officers: The TSA employs around 47,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs), often referred to as screeners or agents.
TSA is a federal program. If their employees are referred to as agents, I'm extrapolating that they are "techincally" federal agents. I don't have a dog in the fight, I'm just pointing out what a mediocre job Philip could have and still be "technically" referred to as a federal agent.
Hush, you unworthy beings, The Specialist will tell you who (else) is a federal agency and who isn't!