TSA Screenings Fail Up to 80 Percent of the Time, Investigation Finds

Shutterstock

While the TSA catches scores of people with weapons - notably former Trump White House adviser Sebastian Gorka a year ago 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.

The failure rate of security test was "in the ballpark" of 80 per cent, a source close to the investigation told ABC News.

Chair of Homeland Security says they are "vulnerabilities I think every member at the briefing found disturbing".

Air passengers have long grumbled about the annoyances of TSA security lines and the increasingly onerous restrictions imposed when flying. Those inspections reportedly included taking in weapons and explosive materials through screening checkpoints.

Ezekiel Elliott suspended again; Could miss three divisional matchups
According to SI.com legal expert Michael McCann, that means Elliott might have another ruling before the six-game suspension ends. Elliott can still appeal this decision, and the decision issued on Thursday says the appeal would be heard on an expedited basis.

The TSA said it's implementing measures to improve screening.

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.

Undercover tests conducted by the Department of Homeland Security revealed "vulnerabilities" at security checkpoints across U.S. airports.

Pekoske told Congressional members that the agency is prototyping two CT scan systems at checkpoints right now - the devices are already used for checked bags - that could give screeners greater ability to identify suspicious substances.

Experts Warn Even Light Alcohol Consumption Ups Your Risks Of Cancer
Overall, about 3.5 percent of the 600,000 annual cancer deaths in the USA are alcohol-related, the doctors said . McTiernan is also on the advisory panel that oversees the work of the World Cancer Research Fund.

The Department of Homeland Security has since offered eight recommendations to improve checkpoint security.

Pekoske said that "to invest in the CT technology requires funding above what TSA now has", but the agency wasn't on the path to CT development at checkpoints when the budget was developed, so the program wasn't reviewed for investment.

The TSA said in its release, that it is pursuing areas where it can make investments to implement credential authentication technology, automated screening lanes and computed tomography.

Pekoske also acknowledged that poor morale at the TSA continues to be a challenge. Thompson pointed out that it "has consistently struggled with low morale across the workforce, ranking 303 out of 305 government agencies in 2016".

26 teenaged girls from Nigeria found dead at sea. What happened?
Rescue workers recover a dead body from the Spanish ship " Cantabria " in the harbour of Salerno, Italy . Authorities are also looking for signs of violence against the deceased women, according to the report .

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Your fidget spinner could be more unsafe than you know
Nov 10, 2017 - 00:37
PIRG has listed the two spinners on their website as unsafe and has even started a petition to get the toys removed from stores. The popular little toys are already the subject of Consumer Product Safety Commission choking hazard warnings.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ex-Laker Devean George reacts to LiAngelo Ball's arrest in China
Nov 10, 2017 - 00:24
In a statement on Weibo earlier Wednesday, LaVar Ball called the incident "unfortunate to both the Ball family and UCLA". In a statement to PEOPLE, UCLA said, "We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yahoo's Mayer Says Hackers Getting Tougher as Equifax Reassures
Nov 09, 2017 - 00:54
"These thefts occurred during my tenure, and I want to sincerely apologize to each and every one of our users", Mayer said". Bill Nelson , D-Fla., said. "To this day, we have still not been able to identify the intrusion that led to the attack".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Syria signs Paris climate agreement
Nov 09, 2017 - 00:52
Despite the announcement the French foreign ministry said Syria was not invited to the Paris gathering. The only other previous holdout, Nicaragua, announced in September that it would join the pact.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top OnePlus 5T to be unveiled at Nov.16 launch event
Nov 09, 2017 - 00:52
While it is not official pricing for what the device will retail for on oneplus .net, it is pricing through O2, a British carrier. The latest leak suggests that the OnePlus 5T may actually launch at the same price as its predecessor, the OnePlus 5 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple AR Headset With Custom OS To Come By 2020
Nov 09, 2017 - 00:51
It will have its own embedded display, run on a custom system-on-chip (SoC) that is being developed in-house, and have its own OS. With augmented reality, you aren't shut off from the world around you, but virtual elements can be overlaid on the real world.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Call of Duty: WWII soars past $500 million opening weekend
Nov 09, 2017 - 00:42
This is an incredible feat nonetheless, and kudos to Sledgehammer Games for making bank. "At the end of the day it just didn't feel enough like Call Of Duty ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Target, Sears, Kmart reveals top Black Friday deals
Nov 08, 2017 - 00:34
Target says its stores will be open from 6 p.m.to midnight on Thanksgiving, and they will reopen at 6 a.m. on Black Friday. At Sears , Shop Your Way members will have access to all of the Thanksgiving and Black Friday doorbusters.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Get Watch_Dogs on PC for Free Starting Tomorrow
Nov 08, 2017 - 00:31
Ubisoft's free Watch Dogs promotion will run from November 7, 2017, to November 13, 2017, and only applies to the PC version of the game.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lidl boosts wages above its grocery rivals
Nov 08, 2017 - 00:31
Sadiq Khan added: "Paying the London Living Wage is not only the action of a responsible organisation, but a successful one too". Unlike the minimum wage, the "real" living wage is updated each year and calculated based on the basic cost of living in the UK.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Millions of Netflix subscribers have been targeted by a new scam
Nov 08, 2017 - 00:30
The scam has already targeted around 110 million Netflix users warning users that their billing information is not updated. It was not immediately clear how many of Netflix's more than 109 million worldwide subscribers have received the email .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Who is Carter Page, and why is he trending on Twitter?
Nov 08, 2017 - 00:29
Page, in his testimony, denied meeting an official mentioned in the so-called Trump dossier as "Divyekin". The two men had a brief interaction at the commencement ceremony, where Dvorkovich also spoke, Page said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Weinstein Hired 'Army of Spies' to Quash Accusations
Nov 08, 2017 - 00:29
Farrow has since appeared on television to break down the "international campaign" Weinstein engaged in to silence his accusers. I asked Boies directly whether he hired investigators to impede the Times in 2004, as he did this year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple Pay Cash is available in iMessage to iOS 11.2 beta users
Nov 08, 2017 - 00:27
Apple iPhone users may have recently noticed their smartphone has a mind of its own - auto correcting the letter "I" while typing. Once the money arrives to the Apple Pay Cash card, it's immediately usable anywhere that accepts Apple Pay.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ryan Reynolds Trolls Wife Blake Lively With Unflattering Instagram Post
Nov 08, 2017 - 00:24
And earlier in the year, she congratulated him on his TIME Most Influential People nod-with a photo of John Legend. Ryan posted the picture of Blake in a puffer jacket, tracksuit bottoms and a woolly hat and wrote: '#nofilter'.