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GAO points to airport security holes

A General Accounting Office report has concluded that the nation’s airports have significant holes in employee screening systems. The report targets the Transportation Security Administration’s protection of secure airport areas, back entrances and exits, and the screening of airport workers. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee ranking member Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) and House Select Committee on Homeland Security ranking member Jim Turner (D-Texas) released the report. The report states that TSA officials have not yet finished assessing, recommending or deploying technology, such as biometrics, to address unauthorized access. The agency is conducting a two-part pilot test of airport access in which eight airports were chosen to test a variety of technologies, including biometrics. Full Story

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