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

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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.

They included problems with the TSA's screener performance, screening equipment, and associated procedures.

An undercover investigation by the US Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General found that the country's Transportation Security Administration detectors failed to notice weapons entering airports at an alarming rate: more than half of weapons passed through TSA screeners unnoticed.

But, some travelers we spoke with weren't anxious about the TSA checkpoints at RDU saying they are satisfied with current security procedures.

The report comes just two years after a similar operation found the TSA failed 95 percent of its tests. But at least airport security is improving, slightly.

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

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The undercover agents carrying the items slipped past security checkpoints more than 70 percent of the time, CBS News reported, while a source told ABC News that the figure was around 80 percent.

"We found that briefing disturbing", said Rep. Michael McCaul, who is the chairman of House Homeland Security Committee. Eight undisclosed recommendations have been made to TSA to improve checkpoint security.

What did the TSA say?

TSA officials said in a statement that the agency "concurs with the DHS OIG findings and is committed to aggressively implementing the recommendations".

Frank Cilluffo, former director of the Homeland Security advisory council, told CBS News that as long as terrorism is a threat at airports, "the TSA can not be complacent". "We are focused on staying ahead of a dynamic threat to aviation with continued investment in the workforce, enhanced procedures and new technologies".

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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