Arrive early: Sacramento Int'l Airport has new security checks

10 November, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Ora Austin
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That test saw Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General operatives easily smuggle through fake weapons and explosives alike.

The Transportation Security Administration fails an overwhelming amount of undercover tests, with screening checkpoints unable to stop potentially deadly materials from making it onto planes around 80 percent of the time.

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

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

After a classified briefing to the House Committee on Homeland Security, several members of Congress admonished the failures of the TSA as "disturbing".

The undercover findings and recommendations were made during a Wednesday, Nov. 8 House Homeland Security Committee.

Clandestine checkers successfully snuck mock explosives, knives and guns through airport security on more than 70 percent of attempts, CBS News reported.

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Trump and a desire to work together toward devising better solutions in response to a vast range of current global problems". Page told the committee that he had not worked with the Russians to hack emails or otherwise influence the election.

'We take the OIG's findings very seriously and are implementing measures that will improve screening effectiveness at checkpoints, ' said TSA administrator David Pekoske.

The technology, which has already been tested in TSA checkpoints in at least two airports, according to ABC News, includes 3D imaging for baggage, allowing more effective ways to spot threatening items.

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

Pekoske said TSA continues to embrace developments in technology, including use of CT scanners that provide a three-dimensional image in the Phoenix and Boston airports.

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.

The new rules come at the end of a 120-day deadline for airlines to meet new United States regulations after the ban on laptops in plane cabins of some Middle Eastern airlines was lifted.

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