The agencies own people do NOT like the program it appears….
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun collecting information on travelers through a program that monitors citizens not on a terror watch list or suspected of a crime, The Boston Globe reported.
The Globe reported Saturday that the program, titled “Quiet Skies,” aims to eliminate threats posed by “unknown or partially known terrorists.”
Undercover air marshals reportedly document passengers’ behavior, including whether they use technology when traveling, whether they change clothes at the airport, how closely they stand to the boarding area and other patterns.
TSA officials told the Globe that the agency works to deter potential terrorist attacks, but declined to address the “Quiet Skies” program.
Some air marshals told the newspaper that they view the program as a time-consuming and costly effort to track passengers who do not pose a threat.
The “Quiet Skies” initiative is separate from a TSA directive in May intended to address potential confrontations at airport security screenings…..