Former TSA worker indicted on tampering charges – NextGov

A former Transportation Security Administration analyst was indicted on Wednesday for tampering with databases used to track possible terrorists entering the United States, according to an IDG News Service report.

Douglas James Duchak, 46, was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of damaging protected computers. Duchak, a data analyst at TSA’s Colorado Springs Operations Center since 2004, was told in October his position would be terminated and, a week later, “knowingly transmitted code into the operations center server that contained the Terrorist Screening Database, and thereby attempted intentionally to cause damage to the center’s computer and database,” according to prosecutors.