2006_10_screening.jpgInteresting news: amNew York reports that the Port Authority has changed the security company at JFK and LaGuardia since February 1. Covenant Aviation Security has taken over security operations from Hayes Security, and will "provide uniformed guards at perimeters, parking lots, and restricted areas." Why the change? Last March, a "disoriented elderly driver" was able to drive onto the JFK tarmac - past the Hayes security perimeter.

But one tidbit that amNY reports about Covenant is not that much more reassuring: Apparently Covenant employees cheated on undercover tests by following the undercover testers and alerting checkpoint screeners ahead of time.

The Transportation Security Administration still provides passenger and cargo screening at JFK and LaGuardia. And it's questionable how great TSA screeners are, after some tests last fall.