On the heels of the likely terrorist downing of EgyptAir 804, this should give you second thoughts about flying

TSA.Security-300x169TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger said that only 2 of 73 aviation employees with access to secured areas of U.S. airports who were also on the TIDE (Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment) system – the government’s database of information on international terrorist identities – had their credentials removed, while the other 71 were “scrubbed” from the database on the advice of the FBI, but are still working at the airport.


CNS News  (h/t Mike F) A DHS Office of Inspector General report titled, “TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting,” and dated June 4, 2015 said, “our testing showed that TSA did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism-related category codes because TSA is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related information under current interagency watchlisting policy,” the OIG report found.

So, in other words, two had their credentials revoked while the remaining 71 in the TIDE database have actually been scrubbed from the database on the advice of the FBI. But they weren’t fired which means, they are still working in the airport and likely have friends with credentials.



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