Are Our Nation's Ports Secure? Examining the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, May 10, 2011   [open pdf - 698KB]

From the statement of John L. Mica: "[F]or nearly a decade now the federal government has struggled to produce a transportation worker identification credential. We've tried to produce a credential for airport and transportation workers. We've attempted to produce a pilot's license. And we've also attempted to produce a frequent airline traveler identification card. After spending years and nearly half a billion dollars, we have, unfortunately, missed the mark. We've spent nearly half a billion dollars, and unfortunately, we do not have a TWIC [Transportation Worker Identification Credential ] card that provides secure identification, as you'll hear from GAO [Government Accountability Office] today, and also that your committee staff has revealed in their report." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Frank R. Lautenberg, Jim DeMint, Roger F. Wicker, John S. Pistole, John L. Mica, Kevin S. Cook, Stephen M. Lord, Bill Nelson, Amy Klobuchar, Olympia Snowe, Mark Begich, John Boozman, and Kelly Ayotte.

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S. Hrg. 112-164; Senate Hearing 112-164
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