TSA Puts Millions of Dollars of Equipment in Storage
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform says the Transportation Security Administration is wasting taxpayers’ money again, this time by holding more than 5,000 pieces of security equipment, valued at upwards of $180 million in a Texas warehouse.
“Little has changed in the past three years and the systemic flaws continue to plague the TSA,” committee chairman California Republican Darrell Issa said in a statement. “These flaws are exacerbated by a management structure that seems content to throw millions of dollars at untested solutions that are bought in excess and poorly deployed and managed. That is not a security operation, but rather a recipe for disaster.”
The TSA argues that it isn’t wasting resources, but is merely adapting to security threats.