SIDA Airport Security (Fiscal Year 2017 Report to Congress)   [open pdf - 254KB]

"This report is submitted pursuant to Senate Report 114-264 accompanying the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act (P.L. 115-31). Senate Report 114-264 states: The Committee is concerned about the potential for misuse of Secure Identification Display Area (SIDA) badges in the United States stemming from reports that terrorist organizations have used airline workers to carry out attacks in Egypt and Somalia. The Department, in conjunction with airports, airlines, State and local law enforcement, and other agencies as appropriate, shall take actions to secure air travel in the United States, including information-based screening of aviation workers against available domestic and foreign intelligence. The Committee directs TSA [Transportation Security Administration] to report to the Committee on what steps TSA has already taken to secure our Nation's airports working with airports, relevant State and local law enforcement, and the aviation community. This report should include the number of known cases where SIDA badges were used to bypass secure checkpoints for non-official purposes and the number of cases where individuals who obtained SIDA badges traveled overseas to a foreign terrorist organization."

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