Department of Energy

Government Security Clearances Be Recognized By TSA

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I suggest that Federal Employees who have a current Security Clearance that has been performed as a requirement for their job and includes background and national agency checks and interviews should be allowed by the Transportation Safety Agency to go through minimal security screening and that their HSPD-12 Government ID be used for expeditious service. This would enhance security, reduce TSA costs, improve customer service, expedite travel, and would be a benfit for Government travel. The Government has significant costs involved in providing Security Clearances for Federal employees and it is about time that we use this efficiently and effectively in our transportation security for the benefit of all. The Government and Federal employees who have Security clearances should not have to pay a private company to get this as a "privilege" when they by their Government service in many cases have earned and deserve this.

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Idea No. 13546