Has Transportation Security Unit Wasted Millions?

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The new federal Transportation Security Agency may have wasted $250 million in its short existence, reports the Los Angeles Times. The TSA is in charge of securing 429 airports. “From overstaffing rural airports to paying security companies at inflated rates to buying more than 1,000 baggage scanners built with dated technology for $1 million each, the agency let spending get out of control, critics charge,” says the Times. Rep. Harold Rogers (R-Ky.), who heads the subcommittee responsible for the TSA’s budget, has blasted the agency for “budget estimates pulled from thin air” and “wild funding swings.” One government official familiar with the situation called the waste estimate figure “reasonable.”

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