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Homeland Security Transportation Security Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Innovative Ideas for Transportation Security

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Location: Washington, DC

The Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, chaired by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), will hold a hearing entitled "Challenging the Status Quo at TSA: Perspectives on the Future of Transportation Security" tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building.

Nearly 11 years after 9/11, terrorists continue to target our nation's transportation systems. Tomorrow's hearing will examine new and innovative ways to secure critical transportation infrastructure. Members will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of expert witnesses on how to better protect aviation and surface systems. In addition, witnesses will suggest ways to reform the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to make it more agile in order to best respond to evolving threats.

Rogers said: "The purpose of this hearing is to identify effective new ways to secure critical transportation infrastructure. Terrorists remain intent on attacking our transportation systems and are constantly evolving their tactics based on our security measures. Unfortunately, TSA has become a slow-moving, oversized bureaucratic agency in need of reform. During the hearing, outside experts will offer ideas on how to better protect aviation and surface systems, streamline the security process, and reform TSA to become the leaner, smarter, intelligence-driven, professional entity its mission requires."

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