A Chinese security equipment company with a checkered record and ties to the People’s Republic of China’s government has retained lobbyists in Washington in an effort to influence the Transportation Security Administration.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that DHS has reduced airport wait times “without compromising security,” but a government report released earlier in the day revealed ongoing vulnerabilities that continue to put travelers at risk.
The Transportation Security Administration continues to demonstrate weaknesses in protecting airports against threats, a federal official said Tuesday.
Federal agencies knew that a man hired as a security guard at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C., was an accused Somali war criminal before he assumed the job, CNN reported Friday.
The Transportation Security Administration, tasked with protecting the nation’s airports from terrorism and other threats, exhibits weaknesses in its oversight of commercial airport security, according to a new government watchdog report.
The union representing TSA workers entered negotiations with the agency that are more focused on allowing workers to wear shorts than the staffing levels it now claims are responsible for wait times that have caused thousands of passengers to miss their flights.
As travelers suffer through long airport security lines, the Transportation Security Administration is spending millions on advertising, public relations, new uniforms, and office furniture.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) paid IBM $336,413.59 for an app. An app that randomly selects right or left when tapped by a TSA agent.
Government oversight officials informed Congress on Wednesday that the Transportation Security Administration continues to operate in disarray, failing to record basic security details for thousands of employees and not tracking official IDs and badges that allow access to the most sensitive areas of an airport.