Multiple failures by the Transportation Security Administration highlight the need for change at the agency, security expert Anthony Roman said Tuesday.
A new Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report released Monday found that the TSA had failed to identify 73 employees with links to terrorism.
The news followed last week's reports that checkpoint screeners at U.S. airports failed to detect mock explosives and weapons in 95 percent of undercover tests. That led to the reassignment of the acting TSA director, with the acting deputy director leading the agency until a new acting administrator was appointed.
Roman called it a failure at every level.
"Just about everything is going wrong there," the founder and CEO of the security and investigations firm Roman & Associates said in an interview with CNBC's "Closing Bell."
The TSA "simply needs new leadership, new executive management, a new training program, [and] better screening in terms of the personnel they're hiring."