ARTICLE - TSA Cooked The Books For Years On Costs, Federal Vs Private Screening

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    TSA Cooked The Books For Years On Costs, Federal Vs Private Screening
    By Mike Mitchell

    March 14, 2011 - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a letter to Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) that confirms the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has used faulty data and withheld information when evaluating and comparing the costs of the all-federal screening model and an alternative federal-private screening program.

    The Screening Partnership Program was established in the Aviation Transportation Security Act (ATSA) after September 11, 2001, to enable airport authorities to “opt-out” of all-federal screening and instead use private screening contractors under federal standards, supervision and oversight. Previously, TSA has misleadingly claimed that the cost of the privatized screening program is at least 17 percent higher than the cost of using screeners who are TSA employees.

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    http://avstop.com/march_2011/tsa_cooked_the_books_on_costs_federal_vs_private_screening.htm

    For some strange reason, this doesn't surprise me in the least.
     

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