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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hundreds of Security Badges Missing From Atlanta Airport

Hundreds of ID badges that let airport workers roam the nation's busiest hub have been stolen or lost in the last two years, an NBC News investigation has found.

While experts say the missing tags are a source of concern because they could fall into the wrong hands, officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport insist they don't pose "a significant security threat."

The wayward badges came to light when NBC-DFW asked airports across the country to reveal how many of them were unaccounted for. Only one, Atlanta, provided numbers before the Transportation Security Administration blocked the release of more data.

But at that single airport, where almost 60,000 people work, some 1,400 badges that allow employees to access secure areas like runways and boarding gates have gone missing over roughly two years.

"It's very, very serious. Without question," said Larry Wansley, who headed corporate security for American Airlines until 2004 and still consults for airports.



Anonymous said...

of course all the officials say this does not matter. until people get blown up killed. then they will wonder how it happened. why and what else They can take away from us to try to stop something that they helped Create in the first place

Anonymous said...

That's too many to have just gotten misplaced. Someone who has access them is obviously selling them, and I hope they investigate and prosecute the perpetrators. Not too hard to guess what the photo will look like.

Anonymous said...

Well if you ever been to this airport you would know why a so many badges were taken at one time. If it doesn't matter why so many taken? ?

Anonymous said...

Those Syrian terrorists, I mean refugees, have got to do something to pass the time.