Federal reports scrutinize TSA tactics

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    Federal reports scrutinize TSA tactics

    Two reports issued in the past year by the U.S. Government Accountability Office have been critical of the Transportation Security Administration, suggesting Congress risks wasting taxpayer money on an unproven anti-terrorist program, and that problems with TSA employee misconduct have worsened.

    [1] The GAO reported in November that TSA has spent $900 million on a program intended to identify terrorists by observing passenger behavior, but had yet to prove its effectiveness. It urged Congress to consider whether it was appropriate to use such measures to identify threats, given the lack of supporting scientific evidence.


    [2] In July 2013, the GAO reported a 26.6 percent increase in misconduct among TSA employees from 2010 through 2012, citing problems that included skipping security checks, sleeping on the job, insubordination, drug and alcohol issues, inappropriate comments, and being late or not reporting for work. Over the period, the number of TSA misconduct cases increased from 2,691 to 3,408.

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