The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing to discuss “Transportation Security: Are Our Airports Safe?” Three witnesses offered their opinions on the current state of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). All witnesses were concerned the the agency was not meeting current expectations.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth discussed audits conducted that repeatedly find “vulnerabilities caused by human and technology based failures.” He made a strong point that “TSA faces a classic, asymmetric threat. It cannot afford to miss a single, genuine threat without potentially catastrophic consequences. Terrorists, on the other hand, only need to get it right once.” Jennifer Grover, Acting Director of Homeland Security and Justice at the U.S. Government Accountability Office questioned the current screening systems in place to locate danger before person boards a plane. Rafi Ron, president and CEO of New Age Security Solutions also spoke about not enough money being spent to protect “flights from potential terrorists after they pass through security.”