The OIG made several recommendations to the agency to attempt to fix the program. At this point we believe the program is beyond repair as it is completely mismanaged and it has eroded the workforce and public confidence. This program has only served to further scare the American public about government surveillance programs.
December 1, 2020
Air Marshal National Council
Inspector General Investigation “TSA did not properly plan, implement, and manage its Quiet Skies Program.”
[I’ve been saying the government was going about the prevention of terrorism of air travel for about 20 years now. Here is one of my first web articles on it.
A good rule of thumb is that if the government attempts to do something the free market could do the government will fail. The failure also has a good chance of being spectacular.
One of my two favorite examples are:
- For about 70 years the USSR attempted to increase domestic food production. The food lines persisted and continuous mass hunger, if not starvation was only avoided because of the black market distribution of the produce from private gardens.
- For those same 70 years the U.S. government attempted to decrease domestic food production to increase prices for farmers who frequently suffered economic stress because of a glut, and hence low prices, of crops. They also failed. Compare price of wheat today to that of 60 years ago and take into account inflation, the price of fuel, the price of fertilizer, labor, and equipment:
The TSA has the correct letters in its acronym. They are just in the wrong order and stand for the wrong words. It should be A Security Theater.—Joe]