« Defense Authorization Bolsters Foreign Contractor Accountability and Expands FAPIIS | Main | Morning Smoke: Administration Cancels DHS's Billion-Dollar Fence »

Jan 14, 2011

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c68bf53ef0148c79e8e5d970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Another High Profile IG Steps Down:

Comments

Robert MacLean

In my opinion, Richard Skinner gets a "TOTAL FAIL" for ignoring countless Transportation Security Administration (TSA) / Federal Air Marshal Service complaints filed by me, Spencer Pickard, Frank Terreri and many other "whistleblowers" who were routinely ignored.

Ready to replace him with Mr. Skinner, the Bush administration gave Mr. Ervin the boot right after he constantly exposed TSA airport security checkpoint "scathing findings":

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-12-27-homeland-usat_x.htm

It took ABC News and whistleblowers to force the Republican-controlled Committee on the House Judiciary to expose the security lapses and force the TSA to revise all of its dangerous policies:

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7070437

Skinner STILL didn't get it. It took the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate and release its own report -- THREE YEARS later:

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09273.pdf

I really hope that the new DHS IG takes a look at the TSA's ticking time-bomb associated with their TOTALLY absurd air marshal in-flight nonlethal response policies:

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/im-french-f-you-smoker-on-flight-charged-with-assault-20110112-19n6s.html

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/10/21/us.brazil.air.marshals/?hpt=T1

http://www.komonews.com/news/12934217.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,45298,00.html

http://www.wtvynews4.com/news/headlines/561017.html

Enjoy your flight.

Respectfully,
Robert MacLean

The comments to this entry are closed.