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Audit finds problems with TSA in Louisiana in identifying people with 'terror-related category codes'

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A new audit suggests the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Louisiana must do a better job when it comes to vetting aviation workers.

The report by the Office of State Inspector General stated the agency's current vetting process is generally effective at finding people with terror links.

However, testing showed more than 70 people with terror-related category codes were not properly identified.

Part of the problem is the TSA is not authorized to receive all terror-related information.

The report also found the TSA has less effective controls for checking basic worker information.

Some of the information includes criminal history, legal work status and basic identification.

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