TSA head of security Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his post, according to an internal memo and the House Oversight Committee.
UPDATE: Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA, following our hearing on May 12 on mismanagement at TSA.— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) May 23, 2016
Even after TSA failed to catch fake bombs and banned weapons smuggled through checkpoints by undercover investigators, Hogan received bonuses totaling $90,000, causing widespread outrage among lawmakers.
Deputy Assistant Administrator Darby LaJoye will temporarily take Hoggan’s place, according to the TSA internal memo, which does not name Hoggan.
LaJoye will take the reins as the TSA grapples with long lines and a stagnant workforce nationwide.
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