10/13/2008

Richard Skinner, inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, issued a report that says the Transportation Security Administration failed to track uniforms and security passes of former employees for years. If the uniforms and/or security badges were to end up in the wrong hands, it "could significantly increase an airport's vulnerability to unauthorized access and, potentially, a wide variety of terrorist and criminal acts," the report said. TSA said that it agrees with many of the report findings but noted that it had begun implementing many of the recommendations before the report was completed, including better tracking of passes and uniforms.

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