U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff Friday told
a House committee hearing his department is dropping plans for
Chertoff told the Homeland Security Committee hearing on his
department's budget a test of radio frequency identification
tags was unsuccessful.
I think, yeah, we're abandoning it. I think it's
not -- that's not going to be a solution for keeping
would-be terrorists out of the United States, Chertoff said.
The secretary also acknowledged concerns about a survey released
earlier this week that put the Department of Homeland Security
at the bottom of the list of government departments for job satisfaction.
Chertoff blamed the morale problem on cramped quarters and lack
of time for training.
So as we mature as a department, those issues will correct, Chertoff
Chertoff also disputed assertions the Transportation Security
Administration has trouble retaining employees, blaming the high
number of departures on turnover in leadership.