Congress takes TSA to task

As it so happens there were hearings scheduled for this morning in Congress for some TSA officials. Certainly they probably would have been much happier to discuss the White House party crashers – the original primary topic – than how a supposedly secret document wound up online for the world to read. Alas, it was not meant to be. Instead they faced down Senators grilling them about how the error occurred.

Watching the TSA folks squirm is interesting, though I’m still waiting for further pressure to come down regarding an answer about the potential that a FOIA response was inappropriate.

Related to the leak, an unknown number of TSA employees have been placed on leave pending the outcome of the internal investigation. Interesting how the TSA is willing to share details of their internal investigations when they think it will help to calm the masses but that they have not been during previous events where there were questionable actions by their staff.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. In other news, all Seth Millers of the world are now (for reasons that can't be disclosed) on the no-fly list.

    I hope I am wrong 🙂

  2. I hope you're wrong, too!

    I'll find out tomorrow when I do the online check-in for my Friday flight. If OLCI fails then something is amiss.

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