The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is the Greater Orlando(Florida) Aviation Authority. They get the award for the following.
Orlando International Airport officials already scrambling to plug security gaps had a new concern to explain Friday: how sensitive documents detailing the airport's layout, fuel-storage facilities, communications systems and power lines wound up in a dumpster.Go and read the entire Orlando Sentinel article. This is the type of bureaucratic laziness that makes taxpayers wonder if only imbeciles and Knuckleheads work in local government. The documents should have been shredded, no ifs and or buts. Then what do you expect from people who allowed this to happen.
The documents, part of an OIA 20-year growth master plan updated in August 2004, are labeled "sensitive security information" that should not be released without a "need to know." After being shown the documents by an Orlando Sentinel reporter, airport officials vowed to tighten security to prevent a similar mistake.
Larry Johnson, a former deputy director of the State Department's counterterrorism office who specialized in aviation security, called the papers "an excellent document for terrorists planning an attack."
"That should have been shredded," said Johnson, managing director of Berg Associates in Washington.
Instead, the documents somehow made their way into a trash bin next to a warehouse owned by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority just east of the airport perimeter. The building sits on an unfenced lot on Dowden Road, a public street north of Lake Nona. "No trespassing" signs are posted outside the building.
A teenage aviation enthusiast who was exploring the area around the warehouse two weeks ago came upon the discarded documents and collected them as a souvenir. A parent delivered the material to the Sentinel last week in the wake of recent reports about OIA security problems.
For not taking airport security seriously, The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority is today's Knucklehead of the Day.
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