Tuesday, July 6, 2010

U.S. Likely to Miss Air Cargo Scanning Deadline

(Journal of Commerce Online – R.G.Edmonson)

GAO cites some progress but doubts TSA can make Aug. 3 goal for 100% screening

The Transportation Security Administration has made progress toward its goal of scanning all air cargo on domestic passenger flights by August 3, but the Government Accountability Office says it doubts the agency can make the deadline.

In testimony Wednesday before the House Homeland Security Committee, Steve Lord, GAO director of homeland security and justice issues, said that TSA lacked a contingency plan to initiate if it does not reach the deadline set by Congress three years ago. Read more here.