Monday, June 8, 2015

73 airport workers failed to be spotted as supporting terrorism by TSA

They cannot identify weapons smuggled in suitcases or on a person, they cannot properly vet airport and airline workers, so what are they?  A modern version of the Keystone Kops?

From FoxNews June 8

IG report: TSA failed to identify 73 workers 'linked to terrorism'

On the heels of Transportation Security Administration workers flunking a security test at airport checkpoints, the results of a new audit show that -- while the agency keeps a robust system for screening commercial airport workers -- it still failed to flag 73 airport workers "linked to terrorism."

Apparently, TSA does not have access to all the terror watchlist information it needs to make those judgments.

“The TSA did not identify these individuals through its vetting operations because it is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related categories under current interagency watch-listing policy,” the June 4 Inspector General report stated.

According to TSA data, the people in question were working for major airlines, airport venders and other employers.

The agency acknowledged that individuals in these categories “represented a potential transportation security threat,” according to the report.

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