Thursday, March 18, 2010
TSA Nominee's Firm Under Fire: Harding Security Associates
The nominee to head up the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is under fire. Harding Security Associates supposedly provided "debriefers" and "interrogators" to the military in Iraq during the 2004 timeframe and some are questioning whether these contractors worked at Abu Ghraib. The nominee, retired Army MG Robert Harding, founded Harding Security Associates in 2003 and later sold it in 2009. The personnel were under contract to the DIA. An official has stated that the personnel actually worked at Camp Slayer for the Iraq Survey Group. Read more in "Interrogation work by TSA nominee's firm under review", Government Executive, March 18, 2010.