On March 26, 2012, the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform held a hearing titled “TSA Oversight Part III: Effective Security or Security Theater?“
Leading security expert, TSA critic, and coiner of the phrase “security theater,” Bruce Schneier had been formally invited by the committee to provide testimony. On Friday, Schneier was informed that his invitation had been revoked by request of the TSA. Supposedly the TSA objected to his testimony on grounds that he is currently involved in a legal suit against the TSA and this somehow disqualifies his testimony.
Well, surely wanting a fair and reasoned hearing the committee found some other security expert to provide testimony, right?
Here is the entire witness list of the day’s hearing: