Airport screening privatization more expensive than using feds
June 10, 2012 | By David Perera
Privatizing some airport security screening operations while keeping some manned by the Transportation Security Administration is more expensive than a fully federal system, said TSA Administrator John Pistole.
Pistole spoke June 7 before the House Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation security. Under the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization act (P.L. 112-94 [.pdf]) signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 14, the TSA has the burden of proof of denying an airport’s application to take over security screening under the Screening Partnership Program.
The House also approved June 7 as part of its Homeland Security Department fiscal 2013 spending bill (H.R. 5855) $158.19 million for TSA to spend on the partnership program, $15 million more than requested. Sixteen airports currently have privatized screeners, and another–Orlando Sanford International Airport–is widely expected to become the 17th.
Read more: Pistole: Airport screening privatization more expensive than using feds – FierceHomelandSecurity http://www.fiercehomelandsecurity.com/story/pistole-airport-screening-privatization-more-expensive-using-feds/2012-06-10#ixzz1xV8fwiW6
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