A program that allows airports to replace government screeners with private screeners is being brought to a standstill, just a month after the Transportation Security Administration said it was “neutral” on the program.
TSA chief John Pistole said Friday he has decided not to expand the program beyond the current 16 airports, saying he does not see any advantage to it.
Told of the change Friday night, Mica said he intends to launch an investigation and review the matter.
“It’s unimaginable that TSA would suspend the most successfully performing passenger screening program we’ve had over the last decade,” Mica said Friday night. “The agency should concentrate on cutting some of the more than 3,700 administrative personnel in Washington who concocted this decision, and reduce the army of TSA employees that has ballooned to more than 62,000.”
And thus we discover the reason Pistole sees no advantage. The contractor program would shrink his headcount.
Can’t have that, can we.
A union for Transportation Security Administration employees said it supported the decision to halt the program.
Of course they did.
The real solution is to eliminate the TSA completely and concentrate resources on where they’re effective: Finding and killing terrorists before they do anything.
Remember, in its 10 year existence the TSA hasn’t stopped or caught a single terrorist.