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Can you believe this Government Screw Up?

TSA passenger screening manual leaked online

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration inadvertently revealed closely guarded secrets regarding airport passenger screening practices when it posted online this spring a document as part of a contract solicitation, the agency confirmed Tuesday.

The 93-page TSA operating manual details procedures for screening passengers and checked baggage, and it reveals technical settings used by X-ray machines and explosives detectors.

It also includes pictures of identification cards used by members of Congress, CIA employees and federal air marshals, pointing out what elements determine their validity, and it identifies 12 countries whose passport-holders are automatically subject to added scrutiny

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 2:40 PM on Dec. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • An Obama administration official says some Transportation Security Administration employees have been placed on administrative leave after it was discovered that sensitive guidelines about airport passenger screening were posted on the Internet.


    Assistant Homeland Security secretary David Heyman has told senators a full investigation into the security lapse is under way. Heyman says the Homeland Security Department is stopping the posting of documents with sensitive security information either in full or in part on the Internet until the TSA review is complete.


    The document provides information that could offer insight into how to sidestep security.


    The TSA removed the document from the Internet on Sunday after the lapse was reported on a blog.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:41 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • rolling on floor They should rename it "The Terrorist Manual for Boarding American Aircraft."

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • A government screw up and you are asking IF I believe it? Uhhhh, that would be a resounding YES. Government screws up almost everything they touch (some would even argue that they screw up everything they touch). Just one more reason I don't trust government to reform health care so that it is affordable to all.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 3:40 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • This is nothing new. These types of screw ups have been happening for years.
    Phase3

    Answer by Phase3 at 3:41 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • This is nothing new. These types of screw ups have been happening for years.


    .....And YET 'some' people want to give the Federal Government MORE control over things like... Ohhhhhhh.... HEALTH CARE... 

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:45 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • Just one more reason I don't trust government to reform health care so that it is affordable to all.
    _________
    Right could you imagine them accidentally airing someones records? "this is the 3rd time John Doe has gotten crabs." LOL

    I bet no one heard of this one

    “This is the single largest release of personally identifiable information by the government ever,” Bellomy told Wired.com. “When the USDA did the same thing, they provided credit monitoring for all their employees. We leaked 70 million records, and no one has heard a word of it.”

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/10/probe-targets-archives-handling-of-data-on-70-million-vets
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:46 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • The drive was part of a RAID array of six drives containing an Oracle database that held detailed records on 76 million veterans, including millions of Social Security numbers dating to 1972, when the military began using individuals’ Social Security numbers as their service numbers.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:47 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • Uh huh been going on for years but lets get all excited and hope they get control of our health care! lol (sarcasm)..simply makes not a bit of sense do some just have no ability to reason?
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 3:55 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • Grly: I don't like government intervention unless necessary. There is a lot of government bashing on this site and while much of it has been earned, we, as citizens have to take responsibility for some of it. Americans have sat back for decades and not been involved in their government. and that is one reason why it is not working as designed by our forefathers.
    Phase3

    Answer by Phase3 at 3:58 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

  • Sounds like one stupid human error after another. I hope they figure out how it got there and by whom. It would make for much more interesting news than Tiger's woody.
    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 4:34 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

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