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FAA whistle-blower supported

A government agency has upheld a whistle-blower’s complaint that the Federal Aviation Administration disregarded security problems at airports for years before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But the whistle-blower — former FAA security agent Bogdan Dzakovic — and his attorney say they’re still not convinced that airport security is better today than it was before the terrorist attacks. Dzakovic’s complaint, filed weeks after terrorists hijacked four jets on Sept. 11, charged that the government ignored repeated warnings from its own workers that airport security checkpoints could be breached easily. As a member of the agency’s elite Red Team, Dzakovic had worked undercover for years testing airport security. In his complaint, he alleged that top FAA officials were ”fully aware of the vulnerabilities” exposed by the Red Team but took no meaningful action to correct the security shortcomings before the Sept. 11 hijackings. Full Story

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