SBS' Solution for Entity Resolution Prevails
Safe Banking Systems is proud to have been the impetus for a report issued on July 28, 2011 by the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General confirming weaknesses in the TSA's vetting process and systems when issuing aviation licenses. The problem first came to light in 2009 when SBS issued their FAA Airmen Registry Report identifying a known terrorist (Al Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber), drug kingpin (the "Al Capone of Peru") and several other high-profile criminals that had been issued valid aviation licenses. Six licenses were immediately revoked with no further comment.
After meeting with SBS' President and Chief Scientist, the Senate Commerce Committee called for an investigation of TSA's vetting process and systems. Two years later, and as a result of this latest report, twenty-seven (27) additional licenses have been revoked by the TSA, again with no further details or explanation. While SBS strongly supported the Senate Commerce Committee probe, we are somewhat disappointed that the DHS IG Report makes no recommendations whatsoever. We wonder just how many true identity matches are still being missed by the TSA/FAA vetting process and systems.
Follow the links below to read the DHS IG Report and the related media coverage.