In a report from this June released by the TSA found that 73 employees currently working for the agency are on the terrorist watch-list.
This means in short that these employees have ben found to potentially have ties to terrorist organizations and their activities.
The TSA blames bureaucratic mistakes and poor record keeping, but in light of the downing of a Russian jet in Syria and the attacks in Paris, this report could not be more concerning.
When the report was published, the TSA chief was reassigned, but now almost 6 months later, many are wondering if the necessary steps are taken to fix the issue as many of these people were working in our busiest airports.
From NBC News:
A new Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report found that the Transportation Security Administration failed to identify 73 aviation employees with active clearance badges with links to terrorism.
The people, who were employed by major airlines, airport vendors and other employers, were not identified because TSA is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related information under current inter-agency policies, the report said.
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