Critics scrutinize TSA's efforts to stop private screening

03/10/2011 | Washington Times, The

Congress wrote a provision into the 2001 law that established the Transportation Security Administration that allows for the use of private contractors to conduct airport screening. Critics of the TSA say the agency understated the cost of using federal workers for screening rather than private screeners. "TSA cooked the books to try to eliminate the federal-private screening program," said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla. "GAO found that TSA ignored critical data relating to costs."

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