Sensitive Security Information (SSI) and Transportation Security: Background and Controversies
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FORT BELVOIR VA DAVID D ACKER LIBRARY AND KNOWLEDGE REPOSITORY
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In November 2003, the U.S. attorneys office in Miami dropped a criminal case against a former federal baggage screener charged with stealing from a passengers luggage. The case was dropped because prosecutors feared that sensitive security information SSI would have to be disclosed. At issue is the ability of the Transportation Security Administration TSA to prosecute other dishonest agency employees in the future. Will the same dilemma that led to the dismissal of this particular case occur again In recent months, this and other important issues relating to SSI have been raised. This report provides a brief background on SSI regulation, an overview of the current policy issues, and a description of the criticism of, and support for, SSI policy. This report will be updated as events warrant.
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