TSA on the hot seat
(NBC News) Turnover at the Transportation Security Administration remains at what some call a crisis level.
In a recent year just under 400 joined the agency, while more than 4,600 quit. Critics blame management.
"TSA remains in crisis as a result of poor leadership and oversight of many of our senior leadership appointments which have taken place over the past several years," TSA Kansas Director Jay Brainard told a Congressional committee Wednesday.
Brainard and two more senior TSA security directors told the committee that TSA management fosters a culture of intimidation and retaliation, and many are not qualified or experienced to hold the positions they hold.
"The American Public and Congress should care about what occurs in TSA because its senior leaders are mismanaging our agency and our security effectiveness is compromised" warned TSA Minneapolis Assistant Security Director Andrew Rhoades.
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