GAO slams TSA's TWIC program

05/10/2013 | Hill, The

The Government Accountability Office said the Transportation Security Administration did not resolve technical issues with Transportation Worker Identification Credential cards. The GAO added that the problems are based on "inaccurate and unreliable" information. "I am greatly concerned that despite DHS [Department of Homeland Security] investing $544 million and 11 years in the TWIC program, the program continues to suffer from fundamental problems that undermine its ability to provide the security benefits Congress intended," said Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. The TSA has said it is looking at other smart-card technology options.

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