Security Firm Awarded TSA Airport Screening Contract Despite ‘Significant Weaknesses’

Akal Security has donated twice as much to Democrats
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A security firm that has received more than $3 billion in federal contracts donates over two times more to Democrats than Republican candidates.

Akal Security, Inc. was recently awarded a $108 million contract with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct screenings at Kansas City International Airport, after a two-year court battle that questioned whether the government conducted a fair and open bidding process.

IRS Spent $4.4 Billion on IT

IRS Commissioner: Agency lacked funds to save emails
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen / AP

The IRS under the Obama Administration has spent over $4 billion on contracts labeled under information technology and software despite IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying this week that budgetary restraints prevented the agency from spending $10 million to save and store emails.

Vets: VA’s Care of Veterans Impeded by Filming of TV Series, Conference

Conference included party planning tips, ‘What Color is Your Personality?’ session
The set of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" / AP

The filming of a TV series that took over the entire second floor of a Los Angeles VA center and conferences attended by VA health care providers—which included topics on how to plan a party—contributed to the delay of care for veterans, according to interviews with VA staffers and veterans.