The FBI is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials. An unknown federal official said there was a known threat to Los Angeles International Airport, but did not say whether this was a new threat or was associated with Islamic State.
The outgoing head of the Federal Air Marshal Service has signed an agreement that would suspend any disciplinary action that might result from an ongoing investigation into an alleged illegal gun-selling operation within the agency. The whole government is crooked.
The TSA agreed last month on a deal worth as much as $50 million to buy new uniforms for rank-and-file agents, despite concerns that imminent budget cuts would result in furloughs and 90-minute flight delays.
The Trasnportation Security Administration has cancelled its contract with a company that supplies some of the more controversial full-body scan machines used at US airports. The LA Times says the termination of the contract with Rapiscan, the maker of nearly half of the full-body scanners used by the TSA to screen passengers for weapons and other banned items.