TSA Criticized Over Terrror Watch-List Flaws
Members of the U.S. Congress have called for improvements in the Transportation Security Administration's terrorist watch list.
The congressional critics cited the detainment of frequent fliers with names similar to those of suspected terrorists as one major problem plaguing the TSA's watch list program, GovExec.com reported Thursday.
As more terrorists' identities emerge, the list is growing ever longer. Improved algorithms are needed to both narrow the search for potential hijackers and expedite the boarding process for scores of innocent passengers, according to several members of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment of the U.S. House of Representatives.