TSA Oversight Part IV: Is TSA Effectively Procuring, Deploying, and Storing Aviation Security Equipment and Technology? Joint Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, May 9, 2012   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the opening statement of Darrell E. Issa: "The way in which TSA [Transportation Security Administration] has managed aviation security at our Nation's eight airports raises numerous questions and concerns regarding the stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Although a new organization, you are not so new that you shouldn't have gotten better by now. Too many Americans instead of delivering effective security, believe that TSA has given Americans public long lines and policies that hardly make us safer. This is not to say that the 65,000 employees, particularly those at the front lines who often find people frustrated when they get to the head of the line, are to blame. Organizations are not based on whether their workers are good or bad, they are based on whether, in fact, their leadership is good or bad. As we look at the Transportation Logistics Center in Dallas, we find a flaw that it is easy to poke holes into, but as we look at the 4,000 out of 65,000 TSA people who are here in Washington making up rules, overseeing logistics and, in fact, making many of the mistakes that have been noted in the past by both our Committee and the Transportation Committee, we realize there is a problem. The problem, for our purposes, will primarily be seen as a failure to get organized in Washington." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Darrell E. Issa, David R. Nicholson, Charles K. Edwards, Stephen M. Lord, and Jason Chaffetz.

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