Orlando-Sanford Airport becomes 19th to Opt-out for Private Screeners

Well, it looks like the TSA has finally “allowed” the Orlando-Sanford International Airport to divest itself of federally-employed screeners, after a struggle that took more than 5 years and was infamously denied by the TSA back in 2011.

Here’s what our government had to say:

“The screening partnership program enables TSA to partner with qualified private companies to provide screening services under federal oversight,” said TSA airport Federal Security Director, Jerry Henderson. “We look forward to building a strong partnership with the contract winner and ensuring Sanford passengers experience the same great customer service and security [cough cough, sorry – the editor] as they have for the last 12 years with our federal screening workforce.”

The article goes on to say the contract is until 2019, and there are TSA managers on-site enforcing TSA “standards”.

What airport should be next?? perhaps, Sky Harbor in Phoenix? hmm…

source:

TSA awards private screening contract at Orlando Sanford International Airport
http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2014/09/19/tsa-awards-private-screening-contract-orlando-sanford-international

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