Congressman wants answers about TSA site

Monday, 26 February 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Citing reports by Security Fix and Wired, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is demanding that the Transportation Security Administration produce a raft of documents to explain why it created a Web site for airline travelers that lacked basic security protections.

In a letter sent Friday to the assistant secretary of the TSA, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) ordered the agency to produce all documents "relating to the period during which the site operated without encrypted data transfer protections, including the number of travelers who may have submitted their personal information to the site during the period when the site was not SSL-protected." The TSA has until March 9 to submit the documents.

At Security Fix.

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