Sanford, Fla. airport wants to opt out of TSA

TheAssociatedPress

SANFORD,Fla.--TheOrlandoSanfordInternationalAirportisgoingtotrytooptoutofonlyusingTSAagentsforsecurityscreening.

ThepresidentoftheairportsaidTuesdaythathewouldapplyagaintouseprivateoperatorstoscreenpassengers,usingfederalstandardsandoversight.

U.S.Rep.JohnMicaincludedaprovisioninfederalaviationlegislationthatstrengthenstheabilityofairportstouseprivatescreenersinsteadofonlyusingagentswiththeTransportationSecurityAdministration.

Currently,only16ofthenation'sairportshaveoptedoutusingonlyTSAagents.


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