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TSA chief: Agency won't hire private screeners

Oh my, what's a federal government with a new interest in shrinking and budget cutting now going to do that it's created the Department of Homeland Security and its massive Transportation Security Administration? A Republican congressman from Florida would like to see TSA lose some of its weight -- 62,000 employees at last count -- but the head of the agency says there are no plans to replace federal employees with private screeners at airports. Read more about it here...

TSA chief: Agency won't hire private screeners

Oh my, what's a federal government with a new interest in shrinking and budget cutting now going to do that it's created the Department of Homeland Security and its massive Transportation Security Administration? A Republican congressman from Florida would like to see TSA lose some of its weight -- 62,000 employees at last count -- but the head of the agency says there are no plans to replace federal employees with private screeners at airports. Read more about it here...

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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