September 12, 2012
A new House Report has slammed the Transportation Security Administration for “failing to meet taxpayers’ expectations.”
prepared by the House Committee on Homeland Security, says that the
TSA must become a “leaner, smarter organization,” and concedes that the
agency’s insensitivity and obsession with defending unpopular airport
screening procedures is impeding security.
The report characterizes the TSA as a bloated bureaucracy that is
bogged down in promoting policies that do not match current threat
“The agency has gone down a troubling path of overspending, limiting
private-sector engagement, and failing to sufficiently protect
passenger privacy,” said transportation security subcommittee leader
Mike Rogers at yesterday’s hearing.
“Eleven years after 9/11, the American people expect to see tangible
progress in transportation security, with effective operations that
respect both their privacy and their wallets,” the committee report
notes. “The private sector is best suited to this challenge, not the