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Waste, Possible Fraud Reported At TSA  
User currently offlineSchipholjfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 579 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Interesting article about possible fraud/waste at our stellar TSA  Wink

"Transportation Security Administration official spent $500,000 on art, silk plants and other decorations for a new operations center and then went to work for the vendor after leaving the agency,"

"The operations center, located just outside Washington, has a 4,200-foot fitness center with a towel laundry service for 79 federal employees."

"..."inappropriate decision-making by individuals who operated with unchecked autonomy" led to waste and abuse in the construction process."


Full article here:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/04/19/tsa.waste/index.html


The fun of flying... love it !!!
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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

Sigh. It figures. And to think TSA was going to stop checking boarding passes and IDs at HLN because of inadequate staffing. They just "didn't have the manpower". That's great. Then what's the point of you fools even being there manning the checkpoint? Joe Sixpack can check in, then walk out to the parking lot and give it to Usama Jomomma, and in turn he can get into the secured area. Thank god we talked them out of it. They'd rather drop $500k on art for their HQ then follow their own rules.  banghead 

fluffy


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9328 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

after two articles this week blasting them, including their very existance, all our fine TSA folks are going to be a bunch of happy campers in the coming weeks.


Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
User currently offlineSanjet From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Ah yes money well spent. We're having sort of a similar problem here in Canada...
That's always going to happen to programs that are funded by governments in any country.



Will Fly For Food!
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9328 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 1):
And to think TSA was going to stop checking boarding passes and IDs at HLN because of inadequate staffing.

i always thought the checking boarding passes "thing" was very ineffective.
i know several damn good graphic design artists and printers who could knock out a few if they wanted to, get past security, and ask a unknown persons to carry items with them onto the plane.



Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Yes, but IMHO, it's better then nothing. There is only a few types of ID (government issue, they are harder to fake, and I have spotted a few fake ID's. I had one once.) that we as an airline will accept. It's great to tell a pax that we need a different ID. You'll receive the riot act because we won't accept a college ID as proper identification. I love my job.

fluffy


User currently offlineMidex461 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

What?! Fraud and waste in a government agency?! I just don't believe it! That has never happened before!  rotfl 


Opinions and views expressed are MINE and do NOT represent the views of US Airways
User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

People, the TSA are ANGRY!!!

DO NOT LET YOUR GRANDMAS INTO THE AIRPORT


User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

I also have stumbled on an article published today on the TSA.


http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/2064058/


And this

http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1113955539.html


User currently offlineDanpio From United States of America, joined May 2004, 131 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Did we expect any less when Congress formed the TSA as a government agency? A unionized one at that. Double worse! Has anything efficient or good ever come from a gov't agency? Nope!


I'd kill everyone in this room for one drop of sweet, sweet beer.- Homer J. Simpson
User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

Well there's a shock.







Not.


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Can I have my Tax refund now?


ASSFO



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User currently offlineCVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

< Did we expect any less when Congress formed the TSA as a government agency? A unionized one at that. Double worse! Has anything efficient or good ever come from a gov't agency? Nope! >

i say it all the time, and ill say it again, if you think you can do a better job then why arent you? plenty good has come from government agencies, you perhaps are to jaded to see it though. look at the secret service for all the times they have fumbled, a hundred times over they have prevailed. but i digress, the tsa is NOT unionized! certainly not, we were told at CVG that if we had any type of union material on us while at work we could be terminated. so dont know where you got that info, but its wrong. sry.

tchau
DA



They don't call em' emergencies anymore. They call em' Patronies.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Quoting CVG2LGA (Reply 12):
i say it all the time, and ill say it again, if you think you can do a better job then why arent you?

Because I ahve a real job, doing real things, making a real difference . . .

Next question?

TSA has been blasted three times in a week . . . even by their own auditors . . . I know you work for TSA . . . you'd said so in other posts.

While I'm sure you are NOT personally to blame, and would never condemn you for the trouble of your agency, I can assure you, collectively, with few exceptions - your agency is frowned upon by everyone I know. I personally think the TSA an enormous waste of money and resources and - as your own auditors have said - we are no better off than we were 9/10/01.

When I count 39 TSA idiots standing at ANC at 1130 on a weekday with two security lanes running I have to ask the question - WTF??? That's only the TIP of the iceberg . . . we won't even get into the $400,00 party, the $500,000 house plants and art works. And I'm not going anywhere near the frisking of grandmothers and three year olds . . . or the tasting of breast milk. . . and the "optional" removal of shoes . . . on and on and on and on and . . . . .

TSA-THOUSANDS STANDING AROUND-USELESS


User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Quoting CVG2LGA (Reply 12):
the tsa is NOT unionized! certainly not

Yet. The unions are already working on them.


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