We now know that the Transportation Security Administration has reported that some 3,700 uniforms and security badges are missing or stolen. That figure includes 53 uniforms and nine ID cards issued to TSA employees at Tampa International Airport. Los Angeles International reported the biggest number: 789 missing items.
But we’re told not to panic – or even fret. That’s because any card-activated access to secure areas would be electronically decommissioned – provided an employee reported the missing credentials in expeditious fashion. And, since TSA employees work in teams, they’re bound to recognize someone unfamiliar. In fact, count on it.