In more evidence that the Department of Homeland Security provides no real security, a new report by the unconstitutional department reveals that the Transportation Security Administration allowed access to secure areas of airports across the nation to 73 workers with “links to terrorism.”
The Daily Caller reports:
According to the report, the 73 workers with terror backgrounds were identified out of 900,000 active aviation workers using the National Counterterrorism Center’s Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) system.
The report includes a table showing which terrorism codes applied to the 73 aviation workers, but it is redacted.
The reason for the knowledge gap is that TSA is not privy to some codes which are part of the “watchlist extract” included in the TIDE system. In order to include the new terrorism-related codes, DHS must issue a formal request to the Watchlisting Interagency Policy Committee.
Screening for aviation workers on terror watch lists was hindered in other ways, according to the report.
While airports are responsible for providing identifying information for aviation employees, the information is often incomplete. And that is a problem because of a TSA security directive which requires that the agency only initiate a security threat assessment for employees whose profiles have complete information.