Sacramento County’s board of supervisors on Tuesday rescinded a nearly year-old decision to use corporate airport screeners in place of federal employees at Sacramento International Airport. The board voted 4-1 to withdraw its application for participation in the Transportation Security Administrations screening partnership program, which allows commercial airports to use private-sector screeners. Sixteen of the nations 450 airports use contractors for such work.
Sacramento International Airport gets preliminary OK to use private security screeners
Source: Tony Bizjak, Sacramento Bee, July 27, 2012
Federal anti-terrorism officials announced this morning they have granted Sacramento International Airport preliminary permission to employ private screeners at security checkpoints in place of federal Transportation Security Administration employees. The move, if finalized, would make Sacramento the third-largest U.S. airport to switch to private contractors for security screening. San Francisco International, Kansas City and 14 smaller airports currently employ non-government employees at security checkpoints….