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Automatic identification system would cost less with support from local public and private ports, auditors say.
Industry costs may top $14 million as 1,800 barges and 120 tow boats may be idled.
A total of 19 employees have now been placed on paid leave in connection with investigation into missing data.
Methods of gathering and analyzing information have fundamentally changed since 9/11, they argue.
The federal government spent about $320 million on FOIA-related activities in 2003.
Pentagon officials have lobbied for the lowest figure possible.
Debate on 9/11 commission's recommendations for overhauling the intelligence apparatus overshadows other parts of its report.
TSA officials claimed the information was exempt from disclosure rules laid out in the Freedom of Information Act.