According to the investigation, 122 Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector badges have been stolen or lost in the past five years. The credentials are one of the few forms of identification that give complete and unfettered access to airport facilities, including the cockpits of planes in flight.
You know, if this is an issue at all, then we have a bigger security problem than 122 missing badges.
Whatever happened to computers, or bar codes, or photographs, or all those fancy biometrics?
Sounds like a load of crap to me.