Letter: One background check should be enough for fed fliers

Regarding “Registered Traveler takes off at Washington airports”: Why is it not possible to enroll federal employees who hold high-level security clearances into the Clear program without using a contractor and paying an additional fee?

We all undergo a periodic reinvestigation, and some of us also take a polygraph. I assure you that the investigation we are subjected to is much more detailed than the security check accomplished by some contractor.

It seems to me that those two airports in the D.C. area have a high volume of government workers on official travel who could easily be placed on the Clear list.

Anonymous


What do you think? Paste a comment in the box below (registration required), or send your comment to letters@fcw.com (subject line: Blog comment) and we'll post it.



Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.