Lax TSA Badging Oversight Highlights Larger Issue Of Terrorists Acquiring Law Enforcement Credential

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Heck, TSA has insisted that airport authorities issue clearance badges to felons.

    TSA is dysfunctional, headed up by dysfunctional people, and the daily work is carried out by the most dysfunctional goup of people they could find.
     
  3. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I think you've just coined it -- The TSA touch!
     
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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The TSA Touch^^
     
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  6. OnTheAsile

    OnTheAsile Original Member

    The article also states:
    "The IG concluded that “these problems exist because TSA has designed and implemented only limited oversight of the application process.”

    TSA is responsible for protecting the nation’s transportation systems. This includes ensuring that employees working in secured airport areas are properly vetted and badged. The agency relies on designated airport operator employees to perform the badging application process."

    The best way to make sure that "your people" get the clearances is to first place some one in position to be one of the "designated badge office employees". Correct me if I have missed it but there does not seem to be any IG mention regarding the initial clearance of the individuals that actually perform the application process. That is apparently also left up to the "airport operators".

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  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    If you grow roses, :trash: is actually useful, unlike anything the TSA does - or, indeed, any of their employees.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Haven't they even ordered those "designated airport operator employees" to issue credentials to know criminals in a few instances?

    Think about it? Is more oversight from a colossal failure a wise solution to the problem?
     

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