TSA Stonewalls Congress About Screening Manual Security Breach

"Out of an abundance of caution, we have undertaken an operational assessment of any potential vulnerabilities that this disclosure may have caused, and have taken swift action to prevent the information from the SOP from being used to defeat a single point in our multi-layered security system," said Rossides.

Rossides said she could not disclose who did the redacting and who did the posting given the ongoing investigation, and whether a contract employee was involved in the mistaken posting, saying only that one of the five TSA employees suspended after the mistake was a contracted employee at the time of the posting in March.

Members of the subcommittee made it clear that though they wanted to find out exactly who slipped up, they believe TSA as a whole needs to make reforms.

"This was not the failure of an individual, but rather the failure of a system," said Dent.

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