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ID:

445

Date:

2007-02-05

Headline:

Fly at Your Own Risk: A Hole In Airport Security

Reporter's name:

Michele Youngerman

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

WBBM-TV (CBS)

City:

Chicago, IL

Summary:

An investigative reporter for Chicago's WBBM-TV used FOIA to obtain records of over 3,700 missing security badges from O'Hare International Airport. The badges are the only form of identification needed for access to the airport's back gate.

Notes:

The records showed that people who had lost badges included airport employees, FBI agents, and Department of Homeland Security employees. The resulting report spurred multiple investigations, in Congress, the Illinois legislature, and the Transportation Security Administration. The story is part of a collection of stories by CBS 2 reporters at cbs2chicago.com/investigations.

Keywords:

airport, security, badges, transportation, DHS, contractors, safety, TSA

URL:

http://cbs2chicago.com/specialreports/2.investigators.fly.2.335132.html


Agencies:

DHS
FBI
TSA

States:

DC
IL

Categories:

air safety
national security
transportation


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