June 8, 2012 Arlington VA
When asked on "CBS This Morning" if airport security procedures are reactive rather than proactive, former TSA Administrator Kip Hawley replied, "I think they are proactive. The problem is not that they're not proactive; the problem is they don't get rid of the old ones when they're no longer needed."
Hawley credited the current administrator John Pistole as being well-connected with the intelligence community, and being "hyper" about making sure necessary security measures are taken. "But the problem is they have all this leftover security protocols that are clogging up the system and angering the public," Hawley told Erica Hill.
Hawley's comments come a day after Pistole faced a barrage of criticism on Capitol Hill, at a House Subcommittee hearing on aviation security. Read the rest of the interview here. TSA Still has a long way to go to become the efficient agency it needs to be, instead of simply throwing more people at problems no longer considered prioritiies.