USA: TSA inspector finds 'troubling' security failures in latest tests of airport screenings.
The most recent round of covert testing of airport security checkpoints produced “disappointing and troubling” results, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general. The findings were made after a June disclosure of major security failures within the Transportation Security Administration’s screening process that led to the ousting of the agency’s acting director. Investigators who ran tests at eight airports during an unspecified time attributed screeners’ failure to detect anomalies and potential security threats to problems with technology, TSA procedures and human error.
“We found layers of security simply missing,” said Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth, describing results of the latest classified audit during a hearing Tuesday before a Senate committee.
In June, covert security test results that were leaked showed undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints 95 percent of the time. Investigators also found that 73 people were able to obtain federal approval to work in secure areas at airports despite having unspecified connections to terrorism.
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Source: Washington Post.
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