Friday, May 15, 2015

Is Anybody Surprised By This? I'm Certainly Not.

The TSA--minimum wage-caliber employees with the full power of the federal government backing them up.  What could go wrong?  There's certainly not a lot going right:
The inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security remains “deeply concerned” whether the agency charged with maintaining internal security is up to the task.

John Roth told the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee that the Transportation Security Administration, an arm of DHS responsible for ensuring airport safety and screening passengers before boarding, faces “significant challenges” in contracting for goods and services.

“Despite spending billions on aviation security technology, our testing of certain systems has revealed no resulting improvement,” Roth said...

Audits of the TSA workforce, Roth said, “repeatedly found that human error — often a simple failure to follow protocol — poses significant vulnerabilities.”
Perhaps one of my statist friends or commenters can explain how the current situation is any better than what we had on September 11, 2001.

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