How TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, June 16, 2015 [open pdf - 310KB]
This is the June 24, 2015 hearing on "How TSA [Transportation Safety Administration] Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting," held before the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security. From the opening statement of John Katko: "In May, the inspector general released a report that found that TSA did not have the appropriate controls in place to ensure that screening equipment has necessary maintenance work performed. A few weeks ago, news outlets reported test results showing that screeners failed to detect prohibited threat items 96 percent of the time. Just last week, we learned that 73 airport employees with potential ties to terrorism were issued credentials which allowed them to get access to secure areas of airports. These more recent findings come out on the heels of revelations earlier this year of security breaches by employees at major U.S. airports involving a Nation-wide gun-smuggling ring and an employee of the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] bypassing security and flying with a loaded firearm using his SIDA [Security Identification Display Area] badge." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Roth, Stacey Fitzmaurice, and Jennifer Grover.
Serial No. 114-21
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