TSA Fails 80 Percent Of Undercover Screening Tests, Seeks 3D Scanners

Nov 10, 2017, 00:54
TSA Fails 80 Percent Of Undercover Screening Tests, Seeks 3D Scanners

The source says the Inspector General didn't use security experts, instead; secretaries and administrative workers were able to sneak high-tech. contraband through.

House Committee on Homeland Security member Rep. Bill Keating suggested that part of the problem is that funding is being taken from the TSA in order to build President Trump's much-heralded border wall with Mexico.

A recent undercover investigation by the Department of Homeland Security revealed that Transportation Security Administration screenings at airports around the country fail most of the time.

It's unclear if our airport in Detroit was part of this testing.

"I found that briefing disturbing", Rep. Michael McCaul, the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said at a public hearing Wednesday.

While the TSA catches scores of people with weapons - notably former Trump White House adviser Sebastian Gorka past year at Reagan National Airport - the inspector general's report in 2015 said that operatives from the office penetrated airport security in about 95 percent of their attempts.

Word of those security lapses has some travelers at RDU International Airport anxious.

While the exact number has yet to be publicly released, following a congressional hearing on the classified report, ABC News reports that an unnamed source said that an 80 percent failure rate was "in the ballpark".

Troubling new findings after an undercover operation at United States airports.

"We take the OIG's findings very seriously and are implementing measures that will improve screening effectiveness at checkpoints", said TSA administrator David Pekoske. 'We are focused on staying ahead of a dynamic threat to aviation with continued investment in the workforce, enhanced procedures and new technologies, ' he added.

The TSA and members of Congress support replacing old check point scanners with new CT technology.

When investigators did the same thing two years earlier, TSA equipment and personnel failed 95 percent of the time, prompting major changes in the agency, training academy for screening officers and updated procedures so that security could be more thorough.

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