Orlando International Airport committee votes to keep TSA agents

Panel meets after push to privatize airport security


ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando International Airport committee has recommended keeping federal Transportation Security Administration agents instead of hiring private guards.

The panel met for more than two years before reaching a decision on Monday.

TSA will have to meet certain performance standards, including moving passengers quickly through security lines.

U.S. Rep. John Mica of Winter Park began the push to privatize airport security, arguing that TSA has become too bloated with managers to function efficiently. 

The committee's suggestion will be passed on to the airport board, which meets in mid-April.