Congressman criticizes delays in implementing security IDs

Reprints

Washington – Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL) recently criticized the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration for delays in implementing biometric identification systems to guard against security threats and terrorist attacks.

Mica made his comments April 14 at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing. He questioned why TSA officials failed to appear at the hearing and pressed for an update on efforts to provide biometric credentials to airline pilots. He also questioned the progress of a standard from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on biometric-enabled Transportation Worker Identification Credentials for port and maritime workers. Mica told the agencies to stop wasting taxpayers’ money with continued delays.

Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.