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TSA official got $90K bonus despite long airport lines, security bungles

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Marie Haines
May 24, 2016 16:53
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The move comes nearly two weeks after a contentious committee hearing and as lawmakers learned that Hoggan had received $90,000 in bonuses despite security snafus and long lines at US airports.

TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger said, "These adjustments will enable more focused leadership and screening operations at critical airports in the national transportation system."

As passengers have been confronted by massive security lines at US airports, lawmakers found Hoggan had been awarded the bonus despite a Department of Homeland Security inspector general report highlighting pitiful security operations.

During the House Oversight Committee hearing May 12, Neffenger said that when he joined this organization last year, I found an organization with 5,800 fewer screeners and it had fewer front-line officers than it had four years previously.

Hoggan, TSA s security chief since May 2013, was replaced by his deputy, Darby LaJoye, who will serve on an interim basis.

The TSA expects a 4 percent increase in the number of passengers this summer, about 231 million flight travelers in all.

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