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Airport accidentally issues security badge to a dog; TSA faulted for lack of oversight in badges
The Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/11 | CJ Ciaramella

Posted on 08/05/2011 3:38:29 PM PDT by ccj85

It doesn’t take much to get an airport security badge these days, even if you are a dog.

In an examination of a database of more than 1.1 million security badges for roughly 900,000 airport workers at 359 US airports, the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General found omissions or inaccuracies in 96,000 records, such as missing security status, birthdates and birthplaces. In one instance, a security badge was issued to a dog.

The badges are issued to airport workers and give clearance to secure areas. Applicants must pass a criminal background check and a security threat assessment from the Transportation Security Administration.

Airport operators are responsible for collecting employee data and submitting it to the nation-wide database, but TSA is responsible for requiring applicants to be properly vetted. Approximately 890,000 employees with 1.2 million active badges have access to secure areas of airports.

The report said TSA only enforced limited oversight over the badge offices. It did not require airports have quality assurance procedures or give proper training to badge offices, not did it require inspectors to verify airport data during their reviews.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedc.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airports; badge; dog; morons; security; tsa; tsapervs
If a dog can accidentally get a security badge, it makes you wonder who else can.
1 posted on 08/05/2011 3:38:31 PM PDT by ccj85
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To: ccj85

The dog is probably one of the more reliable badge bearers.


2 posted on 08/05/2011 3:43:18 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: ccj85

The dog is probably one of the more reliable badge bearers.


3 posted on 08/05/2011 3:43:32 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: YHAOS

whoops


4 posted on 08/05/2011 3:44:20 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: ccj85

Well, Obama reportedly has a security clearance.

Enuff said...


5 posted on 08/05/2011 3:44:48 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: ccj85

900,000 workers. And not a damned one of them smart enough to tell a dog from a cat. Or human.


6 posted on 08/05/2011 3:48:58 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: YHAOS

“The dog is probably one of the more reliable badge bearers.”

Yeah, you say that until he sticks his nose in your crotch!


7 posted on 08/05/2011 3:49:52 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: ccj85

“Oversight”= Standard Operating Procedure


8 posted on 08/05/2011 4:03:35 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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9 posted on 08/05/2011 4:06:56 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ccj85

Well at least the quality of the new hires is improving...


10 posted on 08/05/2011 4:09:16 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ccj85

11 posted on 08/05/2011 4:09:16 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: YHAOS

Plus... at least we know that the dog probably isn’t helping the terrorists, since Muslims don’t like dogs.


12 posted on 08/05/2011 4:11:51 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ccj85

Oh, great. Not only are they groping our junk; now they’re gonna sniff our butts, too.


13 posted on 08/05/2011 4:13:01 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Boogieman

LOL

___________

Christi defends appointing Muslim judge and Sharia law:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p179cgHrDoU&feature=player_embedded#at=10


14 posted on 08/05/2011 4:13:41 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ccj85

If that dog is owned by a Tea Party supporter, we could have had some very frightening terrorist events. ;>)

Obama and his people have once again made the United States the laughing stock to the Entire World.


15 posted on 08/05/2011 4:36:13 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: YHAOS

I’ll bet that dog wasn’t an AA hire.


16 posted on 08/05/2011 4:37:40 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: ccj85

Between my two dogs, Torey the Border Collie, and Linda the Black Lab/Chou, Torey was by far more intelligent and vigilant. However, knowing the TSA, it would probably be Linda who would get the badge.


17 posted on 08/05/2011 4:58:40 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Zeppo
“Well, Obama reportedly has a security clearance.”

Yep, the President must have the highest level clearance with almost no “need to know” exceptions. The fact that Obama has this angers me to no end.

The process is painful and I'd bet the farm he would never get it if he wasn't “the One”. For the highest clearance, they would do a polygraph and interview people that can confirm your activities for up to 20 years.

Does this clown have a single reference that ever had a real job? One that isn't a convicted criminal, terrorist or communist?

18 posted on 08/05/2011 5:44:13 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: ccj85

If it’s a German Shepherd, I can understand. ;-D


19 posted on 08/05/2011 8:09:55 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I trust the dog more than any other TSA employee.


20 posted on 08/06/2011 7:19:07 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: ccj85
"If a dog can accidentally get a security badge, it makes you wonder who else can."

hahahah I got to dig out my badge maker. My Dog Hurley is gonna be a TSA inspector!

21 posted on 08/06/2011 7:22:15 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ccj85

Seems we have a major problem here.
And these clowns are in charge of security???????

22 posted on 08/06/2011 11:31:13 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: YHAOS

My thoughts exactly!! Hire dogs to do the job rather than TSA unionized creatures.


23 posted on 08/06/2011 1:52:28 PM PDT by JLLH
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