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The TSA issued security badges to at least eleven airport employees with criminal backgrounds.

Does this make you feel safer? The TSA issued security badges to at least eleven airport employees with criminal backgrounds.

According to a Feb. 22 report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the TSA’s mishandling of the program caused a backlog of security badges that had yet to be issued. As a result, the TSA permitted airports to issue security badges to employees without conducting federally required background checks between April 20 and June 1 of 2012. The OIG concluded that there still may be individuals with criminal records who are working in secured areas of airports.