Congress Smacks Down TSA
Orders agency to reduce patdowns, use private security screeners, and address scanner health concerns
Sept 12, 2012
A new House Report has slammed the Transportation Security Administration for “failing to meet taxpayers’ expectations.”
The report, prepared by the House Committee on Homeland Security, says that the TSA must become a “leaner, smarter organization,” and concedes that the agency’s insensitivity and obsession with defending unpopular airport screening procedures is impeding security.
The report characterizes the TSA as a bloated bureaucracy that is bogged down in promoting policies that do not match current threat levels.
“The agency has gone down a troubling path of overspending, limiting private-sector engagement, and failing to sufficiently protect passenger privacy,” said transportation security subcommittee leader Mike Rogers at yesterday’s hearing.