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TSA screenings fail to spot weapons most of the time, agency says

TSA screenings fail to spot weapons most of the time, agency says

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

Homeland Security was trying to find the vulnerabilities at security checkpoints, and the report claims TSA agents only discovered and stopped the smuggling of 20 percent of the unpermitted items inspectors attempted to get past them.

TSA announced last month that all flights arriving to the United States would be subjected to new security screening procedures, with American citizens as well as foreigners possibly facing interviews by airline employees.

Undercover tests have found Transportation Security Administration screeners failed to detect test weapons at a high rate, according to sources, findings that one Congressional committee chairman called "disturbing".

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

Undercover operatives from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (OIG) were able to smuggle contraband through US airports at a high rate, according to a new report shared with a Congressional committee.

Elliott suspension back on after injunction denied
Elliott will now miss games against the Falcons, Eagles, Chargers, Redskins, Giants, and Raiders. The road appears to have come to an end for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott .

During a public hearing following a private, classified briefing to the House Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Mike Rogers told TSA Administrator David Pekoske, "This agency that you run is broken badly and it needs your attention". Eight undisclosed recommendations have been made to TSA to improve checkpoint security.

Troubling new findings after an undercover operation at USA airports.

The TSA says it takes those recommendations seriously and is already implementing measures to improve screenings at checkpoints.

The failure rate is actually an improvement from a similar undercover operation undertaken by the DHS in 2015, when operatives found the TSA had a failure rate of 95 percent.

"We are focused on staying ahead of a dynamic threat to aviation with continued investment in the workforce, enhanced procedures, and new technologies", Pekoske said.

Both members of Congress and the TSA support replacing old check point scanners with new CT scanners like the ones we were first to show you back in March.


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