Transportation Security Chief Quits

A1FlyBoy

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MAGAW, WHO SUBMITTED his resignation at the request of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, will be replaced by the agency’s chief operating officer, retired Coast Guard Commandant James M. Loy, MSNBC’s Robert Hager reported from Washington.

Mineta issued a statement after MSNBC reported the ouster, praising Magaw, calling him “a dedicated public servant with a lifetime of achievement in the law enforcement field.”

The TSA inherited responsibility for aviation security from the Federal Aviation Administration in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Faced with a daunting series of congressional mandates to enact tough new measures to make it safer to fly, the agency has consistently fallen short of meeting its deadlines.

MSNBC.com reported in March, for example, that the agency would miss a Dec. 31. deadline to install electronic baggage scanning devices in all TSA-supervised airports by as much as three years, a failure TSA officials have since acknowledged in congressional testimony
 

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A1FlyBoy said:
Faced with a daunting series of congressional mandates to enact tough new measures to make it safer to fly, the agency has consistently fallen short of meeting its deadlines.

MSNBC.com reported in March, for example, that the agency would miss a Dec. 31. deadline to install electronic baggage scanning devices in all TSA-supervised airports by as much as three years, a failure TSA officials have since acknowledged in congressional testimony
It is somewhat discouraging to see all the ridiculous measures that are being attempted with no second thought to the results and consequences (whether they be as ridiculous or just unnecessary.

For example, these baggage scanning devices are nothing more than a drain for tax and airline dollars to go down. There is no way scann all luggage while having a reasonable check in/wait time for a flight.

This also creates a false sense of security for passengers. Its obvoius that none of the 9/11 issues were with checked baggage and it doesn't do much good to put anything in the checked luggage any way because there is no way to control it.

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Not only that but those expensive machines don't work as well as they say they do (they work well but provide a lot of false positives which causes further delays). Hopefully they will extend the deadline.
Macgaw is just one of the first fall guys to go. BTW the faa implemented most of the security screening stuff before Macgaw and the TSA took over. Hopefully Mineta goes next.
 
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