Screeners shortage puts US airport security in jeopardy

Airport Technology | January 22, 2019

Screeners shortage puts US airport security in jeopardy
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has called up national deployment officers to operate checkpoints as a shortage of screeners has put airport security in peril.The partial US federal government shutdown has forced thousands of security offices to work without pay or go on sick leave.Several airports, including Miami International Airport in Florida and George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas, have been forced to close terminals as a result.CNBC has reported that the TSA has started calling in officers that usually help with staffing shortages during natural disasters to compensate for a rise in the absences of airport screeners.

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