TSA screener testing labeled 'a waste'

A government program to find gaps in airport screening is "a waste of money" because it doesn't follow up on why screeners failed to spot guns, knives and bombs on undercover agents, the head of the House Homeland Security Committee says.

A Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA TODAY says Transportation Security Administration inspectors posing as passengers do not record why individual screeners failed to spot weapons. The TSA ran 20,000 covert tests at the USA's 450 commercial airports from 2002 to 2007, and the results ought to be used to improve screening, the report says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can see where this is going. They want to quit the tests entirely because the results are embarrassing. Half the practice bombs got through.

Worse than the embarrassment, the fact that half the practice bombs get through screening combined with the fact that we are NOT seeing planes (or gates) being bombed only reinforeces the impression that the practice bombs are the only ones out there and that the only terrorists we need worry about are the CIA and Mossad types pretending to be "The Toilet" just when the government needs an incident to flog this nation towards more conquest.

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