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House Funders Critical of TSA, Handling of Sensitive Security Information

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The House Appropriations Committee, in a report accompanying The Department of Homeland Security funding bill, criticized the Transportation Security Administration…

The House Appropriations Committee, in a report accompanying The Department of Homeland Security funding bill, criticized the Transportation Security Administration for failing to monitor the use of Sensitive Security Information designations used to restrict access to transportation security information. “TSA has not officially limited the number of TSA staff who can designate SSI documents, so in essence all TSA employees currently may designate a document as SSI,” the report said, adding that Congress would withhold $10 million from the Department of Homeland Security until department-wide policies and procedures are in place. “The Committee finds this situation completely unacceptable.” (6/1/05)

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