More Potential Security Breaches At Airports

The last thing people want to hear these days is that the government is not doing enough about airport security. Well, the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security says there’s still reason to be concerned.

By Alan Levin
WASHINGTON – The agency overseeing security at the nation’s airports failed for years to track security passes and uniforms of former employees, creating widespread vulnerability to terrorists, says a government watchdog report obtained by USA TODAY.

The Transportation Security Administration lacked centralized controls over the secure passes issued to some of its employees, according to Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Richard Skinner. The passes grant people access to the most sensitive areas of an airport, such as where baggage is screened or planes are parked.
Investigators found numerous cases in which former employees retained their passes long after they had left the agency.
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