TSA Failed To Identify 73 Airport Workers With Links To Terrorism

TSA Failed To Identify 73 Airport Workers With Links To Terrorism

Last week a Department of Homeland’s Security Inspectors General report showed the Transportation and Security Administration failed to find 96 percent of bombs and weapons during undercover tests. 

Now, another IG report shows that the TSA failed to identify 73 airport workers with links to terrorism across the country as well.

The people in question were working for major airlines, airport venders and other employers.

The agency acknowledged that individuals with ties to terrorism “represented a potential transportation security threat,” according to the report. 

This latest blunder apparently happened because TSA has an incomplete version of the terrorism watch list provided by the Department of Homeland Security.

“The TSA did not identify these individuals through its vetting operations because it is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related categories under current interagency watch-listing policy.”

Acting Administrator Melvin Carrawa was reassigned by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson last week after revelations of TSA failures were reported.

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