It is a security breach of mammoth proportions. It is like giving terrorists the procedural manual on how to circumvent security:

“In a gaffe called “shocking” and “reckless” by some U.S. lawmakers, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inadvertently posted a 93-page document containing highly sensitive information on its airport screening procedures on a government Web site.

The aviation security manual included details on TSA procedures for screening passengers, special rules for handling the CIA, diplomats and law enforcement officials and the technical settings and tolerances used by metal and explosive detectors used at airports.”

link: TSA posts document on airport screening procedures online

additional link: Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets

additional link: Sensitive air security doc posted in error on Net

It is baffling that such a manual is posted. Doesn’t the Transportation Security Administration know what it puts online? This simply endangers lives.

Catherine Forsythe