Basically the test to see what banned items could pass through the TSA screening proved that the TSA is useless. Comforting, huh? A 95% failure rate is almost as bad as it gets…
The leader of the Transportation Security Administration was reassigned Monday following revelations that security checkpoints failed to detect 95% of weapons and banned items during undercover tests.
ABC News first reported the security failures on Monday, following a series of tests by undercover members of the Department of Homeland Security. In 67 of the 70 tests, the TSA failed to detect potential weapons, ABC News reported.
Following ABC’s report, Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson announced a shakeup in the TSA leadership “effective immediately.”
According to a statement, acting administrator Melvin Carraway would be reassigned to another office within Homeland Security. Deputy acting administrator Mark Hatfield will lead the TSA until a new acting administrator is appointed, Johnson said.
Carraway had been with the TSA for 11 years.
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