Sixteen months is too long to go without a permanent administrator for the TSA, David Collogan writes, faulting both the "toxic" atmosphere on Capitol Hill and the "amateur" vetting of candidates by the White House. Business aviation needs a TSA leader in place to lay the groundwork for understanding before any terrorist event occurs, according to Collogan: "Conducting a positive discussion about the merits of business aviation with senior government officials is much easier done before a high-profile security event unfolds."

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