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Aviation industry raises concerns about future of screening program

The aviation industry is stepping up its efforts to provide input on whether airports nationwide should use private companies or government workers for passenger and baggage screening operations. Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Congress mandated the use of federal screeners at the nation’s commercial airports. Starting this November, however, airports will have the option of using private screeners again. The Transportation Security Administration, which manages the federal screening workforce, is responsible for developing an “opt-out program” that will give airports guidance on screening workforce options. Industry officials are making sure their concerns are heard about how screening operations should be managed and funded after the change this fall. Full Story

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