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TSA Screeners Fail to Spot Fake Bombs

October 18, 2007  | 

Transportation Security Administration screeners at Los Angeles International and Chicago O'Hare failed to find fake bombs on undercover agents posing as passenger during more than 60 percent of tests last year.

At LAX, the screeners failed to stop passengers with bomb materials and bomb parts in 75 percent of 70 tests.

At O'Hare, the screeners performed only slightly better, catching the "bad guys" only 40 percent of the time during 75 tests.

"That's a huge cause for concern," Clark Kent Ervin, the Homeland Security Department's former inspector general, told USA Today.

In the past year, the TSA has adopted an aggressive program to make screeners more attentive. The agency runs covert tests every day at every U.S. airport.

Screeners who miss detonators, timers, batteries, and simulated plastic explosives blocks are sent to remedial training.

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CPD169 @ 10/21/2007 9:05 AM

I believe these screeners should be fired if they fail to spot detonators, timers, batteries and simulated explosive blocks after they receive remedial training. We can't afford to have screeners that fail to recognize these things since they make up a bomb. I know how monotonous that type of work can be, but when considering the number of people (not to mention the economic impact) who're trusting their lives to these screeners they can't afford to be wrong. Perhaps they are worked too long without a break, or are short handed. If that's the case TSA needs to correct those problems.

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