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TSA ends airport Screening Partnership Program

WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees praised Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole for putting a stop to the privatization of this country’s airport

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WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees praised Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole for putting a stop to the privatization of this country’s airport screening function, also known as the Screening Partnership Program (SPP).

“The nation is secure in the sense that the safety of our skies will not be left in the hands of the lowest-bidder contractor, as it was before 9/11” AFGE National President John Gage said. “We applaud Administrator Pistole for recognizing the value in a cohesive federalized screening system and workforce.”

Airports have had the option of opting out of the federal screener system since TSA was created, but in those nine years only a handful out of 450 have chosen to do so. Today, Pistole issued a memo to the TSA workforce stating “to preserve TSA as an effective, federal counterterrorism security network, SPP will not be expanded beyond the current 16 airports, unless a clear and substantial advantage to do so emerges in the future.”

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