TSA Procurement: Paul Benda overview of the industry cluster

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, May 8, 2013.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    May 8, 2013 House Subcommittee on Transportation Security hears

    Mr. Paul Benda, Director
    Advanced Research Projects Agency
    Science & Technology Directorate
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    From the absolute bottom of leadership rankings, explanation of progress in procurement reform:
    "Reform" understood by management as inviting industry to have more involvement in policy and procurement?

    The face-palm continues with GAO's polite description of agency high-risk procurement management:
    GAO's Stephen Lord submits more testimony on the AIT roll-out debacle. Most interestingly, even DHS throws TSA under the bus on how badly imaging/ privacy tech procurement was carried out:
    The GAO testimony even notes TSA senior management insistence they made a "good decision" on procuring AIT.
    That's some bureaucratic butt-hurt.
  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    For a moment I thought this was going to be a satire piece.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Unfortunately we don't have to make it up where TSA is concerned. The nightmare is real.
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