The government agency in charge of airport security spent nearly a half-million dollars on an awards ceremony at a lavish hotel, including $81,000 for plaques and $500 for cheese displays, according to an internal report obtained by The Associated Press.
Awards were presented to 543 Transportation Security Administration employees and 30 organizations, including a "lifetime achievement award" for one worker with the 2-year-old agency. Almost $200,000 was spent on travel and lodging for attendees...
The TSA is part of DHS. See also "D.C. hamstrings border officers" and Border Patrol agents fear coming retribution. On a somewhat related note, see Ridge: no sign of terrorists trying to cross border and "Tancredo presses White House on control of border".
Immigration2004 · Thu, 10/14/2004 - 19:59 · Importance: 1