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Anyone surprised?: TSA shuts door on private airport screening program--AIRPORTS CAN NO LONGER OPT OUT OF T S A RUNNING THE CHECKPOINTS.

 
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Anyone surprised?: TSA shuts door on private airport screening program--AIRPORTS CAN NO LONGER OPT OUT OF T S A RUNNING THE CHECKPOINTS.

Washington (CNN) -- A program that allows airports to replace government screeners with private screeners is being brought to a standstill, just a month after the Transportation Security Administration said it was "neutral" on the program.

TSA chief John Pistole said Friday he has decided not to expand the program beyond the current 16 airports, saying he does not see any advantage to it.

Though little known, the Screening Partnership Program allowed airports to replace government screeners with private contractors who wear TSA-like uniforms, meet TSA standards and work under TSA oversight. Among the airports that have "opted out" of government screening are San Francisco and Kansas City.

The push to "opt out" gained attention in December amid the fury over the TSA's enhanced pat downs, which some travelers called intrusive.

Rep. John Mica, a Republican from Florida, wrote a letter encouraging airports to privatize their airport screeners, saying they would be more responsive to the public.

At that time, the TSA said it neither endorsed nor opposed private screening.

"If airports chose this route, we are going to work with them to do it," a TSA spokesman said in late December.

But on Friday, the TSA denied an application by Springfield-Branson Airport in Missouri to privatize its checkpoint workforce, and in a statement, Pistole indicated other applications likewise will be denied.

"I examined the contractor screening program and decided not to expand the program beyond the current 16 airports as I do not see any clear or substantial advantage to do so at this time," Pistole said.

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Re: Anyone surprised?: TSA shuts door on private airport screening program--AIRPORTS CAN NO LONGER OPT OUT OF T S A RUNNING THE CHECKPOINTS.
One word.

UNION

That is all.
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Re: Anyone surprised?: TSA shuts door on private airport screening program--AIRPORTS CAN NO LONGER OPT OUT OF T S A RUNNING THE CHECKPOINTS.
One word.

UNION

That is all.
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Could be a factor, but I doubt it. As a nation marches towards greater tyranny, why would its Sec. of HL Sec. (Big Sis) allow the airports to bybass the jackbooted thugs meant to run them? No longer will applications be approved for privatizing airport security according to the head of the T&A, J. PISTOLe (oh the irony, "pistol" being his sir name.)
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Re: Anyone surprised?: TSA shuts door on private airport screening program--AIRPORTS CAN NO LONGER OPT OUT OF T S A RUNNING THE CHECKPOINTS.
Last summer I flew on a private jet for my job. There was absolutely no security. Someone please explain this to me.
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Last summer I flew on a private jet for my job. There was absolutely no security. Someone please explain this to me.
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I work for a major aerospace company, and we literally walk right onto commuter planes on the ramp and fly away, all day every day (to ferry back and forth "flight test" personnel.)
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~Plato~

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