June 14, 2012
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Monday they will allow the Orlando Sanford International Airport to opt out of using its federal airline passenger screening system.
As part of the Screening Partnership Program, the Sanford airport will be allowed to use private contract screening services under TSA oversight.
The Sanford airport is expected to consider two screening models, one in which a private screening services operator is contracted by TSA, or one in which Sanford itself competes for the contract with TSA and retains a private contractor to assist in the new screening model.
Under either of these models, TSA will continue to set standards, approve private contractors, and conduct audits and oversight of operations at the airport as well as across the country.
The announcement was made by TSA and U.S. Congressman John Mica at the airport Monday.