Following a report released on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson replaced the TSA’s acting administrator, Mr Melvin Carraway with the deputy director, Mark Hatfield.
The findings of the report prompted the action after the TSA’s poor track record was highlighted. Mr Carraway has been reassigned within the DHS and Mr Hatfield will take over until a permanent replacement can be found.
Mr Johnson confirmed that steps will be taken to continue to improve airport security, with the introduction of new screening procedures for both personnel and passengers, and plans for effective training for TSA operatives within the airport environment. He also announced that random security screening will continue.