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TSA Response to the "Irregularities in the Development of the Transportation Security Operations Center" Inspector General Report

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Contact:
TSA Press Office
(571) 227-2829

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"The Transportation Security Operations Center (TSOC) is a sophisticated command center that acts as the primary coordination point for multiple agencies dealing with transportation security on a daily basis. The events of 9/11 demonstrated the importance of instant communication among federal, state and local agencies in a crisis. This facility meets that critical need.

After discovering inappropriate actions were taken by several employees with regard to purchasing decisions, TSA initiated this review by the Inspector General. Swift and decisive action has been taken against the individuals involved and TSA has already put in place a new management structure to strengthen its acquisition program to ensure responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars."

  • Irregularities in the Development of the Transportation Security Operations Center,

read the Inspector General Report (PDF 5.15 MB)

Mark O. Hatfield, Jr.

Assistant Administrator of Communications and Public Information

Transportation Security Administration