Found Money


The Transportation Security Administration may not do a very good job of screening airline passengers for hidden weapons, but it seems to be very good at finding ways to pat itself on the back. An internal report found the TSA spent almost $500,000 on "unnecessarily expensive" awards, including a lifetime achievement honor for one employee of the two-year-old agency. The report also found the TSA gives senior executives bonuses averaging $16,000, higher than any other government agency. The TSA also gives bonuses to a far higher percentage of its executives than other agencies.