Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The TSA Reorganization Act of 2005

TSA reorg bill pushes business, tech improvements

BY Michael Arnone
Published on Dec. 7, 2005

Republican leaders on the House Homeland Security Committee introduced a bill today that would restructure the Transportation Security Administration to make the agency more business-savvy and encourage its use of new security technologies.

The TSA Reorganization Act of 2005 intends to improve airline security, reduce passengers’ travel frustrations and cut wasteful spending, said bill sponsor Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.), chairman of the committee’s Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity Subcommittee.

Lungren and other GOP members on the committee submitted the bill two days after a blistering report from the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, the nonprofit successor to the federal 9/11 Commission.

The report gave the Homeland Security Department, which includes TSA, a grade of F for improving airline passenger screening programs because of the privacy and performance problems with Secure Flight, TSA’s pre-screening program. Baggage and cargo screening received a D, and explosives detection at passenger screening checkpoints got a C.

“Things are far from perfect. This goes a long way to make things less imperfect,” said Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the full committee, who spoke with Lungren at a press conference

Hmmm.....I just wonder what group TSA employees will be totally ignored in this reorg. Oh that's right, Inspectors! it never gets better...


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