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No more TSA screeners? Airports again allowed to apply to opt out

Posted By admin On June 29, 2011 @ 6:57 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Harriet Baskas
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Transportation Security Administration has revised the application process for a program that allows airports to opt out of the federal screening program and instead apply to have private companies in charge of the security checkpoint.

But a stipulation in the new application guidelines announced earlier this month is raising some concern.

As part of the Screening Partnership Program [2], private companies under federal oversight currently staff the checkpoints at San Francisco International, Kansas City International, Greater Rochester International and 13 other airports around the country.

But wording in the revised application specifically asks airports to explain how private screening would provide “a clear and substantial advantage to TSA’s security operations.”

Full story here. [1]

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[1] MSNBC: http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/24/6933905-no-more-tsa-screeners-airports-again-allowed-to-apply-to-opt-out

[2] Screening Partnership Program: http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/optout/index.shtm

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[4] Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect (AD): http://www.efoodsdirect.com/

[5] Airports Can Legally Opt-Out, Kick TSA Program to the Curb, and Instead Hire Private Security Screeners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/airports-can-legally-opt-out-kick-tsa-program-to-the-curb-and-instead-hire-private-security-screeners.html

[6] As Frustration Grows, Airports Consider Ditching TSA: http://www.prisonplanet.com/as-frustration-grows-airports-consider-ditching-tsa.html

[7] Senate Passes Bill Allowing Airports To Evict TSA Screeners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-passes-bill-allowing-airports-to-evict-tsa-screeners.html

[8] TSA will allow Sanford airport to use private security screeners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa%e2%80%88will-allow-sanford-airport-to-use-private-security-screeners-read-more-the-sanford-herald-tsa%e2%80%88will-allow-sanford-airport-to-use-private-security-screeners.html

[9] Sacramento International Airport Evicts TSA Screeners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sacramento-international-airport-evicts-tsa-screeners.html

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