American flyers may be terrified by a new report that alleges 73 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers were found to be linked to terrorism.
The aviation workers in question are employed by airlines and vendors, however, the Department of Homeland Security blamed the findings on “bureaucratic mistakes,” reports
Though the TSA says it frequently checks applications and employee lists with the department’s “Consolidated Terrorist Watchlist,” both are reportedly incomplete.
The report says thousands of employee records “contained potentially incomplete or inaccurate data, such as an initial for a first name and missing social security numbers.”
Homeland Security’s Consolidated Terrorist Watchlist was also incomplete because “[TSA] is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related categories under current interagency watchlisting policy.”
Before the release of the shocking report, a top TSA official was reassigned last week following an internal investigation, involving undercover agents smuggling fake explosives and weapons through security checkpoints in 95 percent of trials at dozens of America’s busiest airports.
Source: Gerren Keith Gaynor