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TSA chief: Screening may evolve…..

 

 

 

 

Heeding a sudden furor, John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said in a Sunday afternoon statement to POLITICO that airport screening procedures “will be adapted as conditions warrant,” in an effort to make them “as minimally invasive as possible, while still providing the security that the American people want and deserve.”

TSA’s new flexibility comes as the government gears up for a flood of travel over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Administration officials say any changes are more likely to be in the implementation of the security procedures than in the security measures themselves.

Pistole’s statement to POLITICO modified his vow a few hours earlier on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the procedures were “not going to change.” Both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said over the weekend that the administration was continually looking for ways to refine the screening to make it less intrusive and frustrating.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45460.html#ixzz15yfOHcMg

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November 21, 2010 - Posted by | Aircraft, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , ,

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