TSA Fails 80 Percent Of Undercover Screening Tests, Seeks 3D Scanners
Nov 10, 2017, 00:54
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.
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.
The US has accused state-sponsored Russian hackers of being behind one of the Yahoo attacks, involvement the Kremlin denies . Former top executives at Yahoo and Equifax have apologised again for breaches that exposed billions of customer accounts.
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With plenty of points to be won and lost, the title race is still very much on and Arsenal will be confident of bridging the gap. Defensively, Arsenal have improved since Shkodran Mustafi joined the club in the summer but there is still room for improvement.
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The war veterans' leader said this from South Africa at a press conference with worldwide media on Wednesday. Mr Mnangagwa, a former intelligence chief, had been a leading candidate to succeed President Mugabe, 93.
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Still, here was are in November and Elliott has yet to miss a single game through the first nine weeks of the regular season. It wasn't immediately clear how soon the court would rule on Elliott's claim that he was treated unfairly by the NFL.
The first tablet to mirror the most recognisable change of the iPhone X could arrive later next year, the sources say. Apple is planning to overhaul its iPad for 2018, slicing away bezels along with the TouchID fingerprint sensor.
Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks
Bledsoe would join a Bucks backcourt with 2016 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon , Matthew Dellavedova and Jason Terry. The Suns are finalising a trade to send Bledsoe to the Bucks , according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe .
Tencent buys 12 percent stake in Snap
The company posted a net loss of $443.2m for the third quarter, with shares down 20% in pre-market trading on Wednesday morning. This may be hinting at the possibility that Snapchat might adopt an algorithmic feed.
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