FLASH! TSA Blocks Security Expert From Testifying To CongressSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 08:47
FLASH! TSA Blocks Security Expert From Testifying To Congress
Lawmakers slam agency for treating Americans like “prisoners” and “cattle”
The TSA ensured that a leading security expert, who has been vocally critical of the agency’s screening methods, was barred from speaking before a Congressional hearing yesterday.
The hearing, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, was held Monday in an effort to evaluate the agency’s performance and address concerns raised by lawmakers, experts in the field, and members of the public.
Bruce Schneier, an internationally renowned security technologist and author, was scheduled to testify regarding the TSA’s security screening initiatives, but was “formally uninvited” at the last minute following a complaint by the agency.
“On Friday, at the request of the TSA, I was removed from the witness list,” Schneier wrote on his blog Monday.