Dozens of Security Deadlines Missed Since 9/11 Attacks

The Bush administration has missed dozens of deadlines set by Congress after the Sept. 11 attacks for developing ways to protect airplanes, ships and railways from terrorists.


Congress set 33 deadlines; a press release went out each time one was met.

One of the biggest deadlines was met with great fanfare when the TSA announced on Nov. 19, 2002, that it had replaced private airport screeners with a government work force.

The next year, then-TSA chief James Loy told Congress they had met "100 percent of the aviation screening mandates."

The TSA does not make those kind of announcements any more.

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On the Net:

Transportation Security Administration: http://www.tsa.gov

Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil


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