With all the news about "improved" screenings for passengers, it's shocking to read about haphazard security measures for airport employees.
EgyptAir made stops in Tunisia and Eritrea before picking up passengers in Paris. Planes are swept by security at each stop, but former CIA Director James Woolsey told CNN it was "far more likely that someone who worked in one of those airports was able to get something into the plane."
Woolsey called the subcontracting at airports, in areas such as janitorial and maintenance, a "real vulnerability."
"We have to make sure that people are vetted extremely carefully... we haven't paid much attention to this," he said.
(Emphasis mine.) Seems like an obvious vulnerability, no?