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Identifying, Resolving, and Preventing Vulnerabilities in TSA's Security Operations, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 25, 2019   [open pdf - 346KB]

This is the June 25, 2019 hearing titled "Identifying, Resolving, and Preventing Vulnerabilities in TSA's Security Operations," held before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Elijah E. Cummings: "Today, nearly 20 years since the terrible attacks of September 11th, 2001, we are holding this hearing to examine why urgent warnings from independent auditors about the security vulnerabilities at the Transportation Security Administration [TSA] have been languishing for years without being resolved. [...] According to GAO [Government Accountability Office], nine security vulnerabilities were identified through covert tests since 2015, and I quote, as of September 2018, none--none--had been formally resolved. End of quote. Not one over the past four years. GAO also found that TSA was--and I quote--not using a risk-informed approach--end of quote--to its covert tests. As a result, GAO warned that TSA has only limited assurance that it is, quote, targeting the most likely threats." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charles M. Johnson Jr., Donald Bumgardner, and David P. Pekoske.

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Serial No. 116-37
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2019
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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