Homeland Security investigators found that, more than 70 percent of the time, undercover officers were able to get through TSA checkpoints with mock knives, guns and explosives, the House Homeland Security Committee was told Wednesday.
According to an unreleased and classified report, recent undercover tests conducted by the Department of Homeland Security at several US airport security checkpoints found that the federally employed screeners and their equipment failed to identify risky materials more than half of the time, unnamed sources tell ABC News.
Word of those security lapses has some travelers at RDU International Airport anxious.
"Whether you're flying to, from or within the United States, TSA is committed to raising the baseline for aviation security by strengthening the overall security of our commercial aviation network to keep flying as a safe option for everyone", said TSA Acting Administrator Huban A. Gowadia.
The findings were revealed Wednesday at a classified briefing to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
According to ABCNews.com, government officials have offered at least eight recommendations to the TSA to improve checkpoint security, but no details were provided about which specific measures would be taken to improve.
Despite the high rate of failure, the results of this round of testing is better than two years ago, when screeners missed 95 percent of prohibited items.
Watch a report about the new findings below.
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.
Congress and the TSA both supported installing CT scanners in place of outdated checkpoint scanners, but current funding doesn't allow that step to be taken, TSA administrator David Pekoske told Congress, CBS reported.
She said she was told she had violated the company's social media policy, and said the company in turn fired her. Does your employer have a similar social media policy? Best of look at getting a new gig Juli Briskman .
Bloomberg is reporting that while talks between Disney and Fox did take place over the past few weeks, talks have now stalled. If a deal like this did happen and did receive regulatory approval, it could have some significant effects on sports.
One woman summed up the mood of many in the community: "Imagine sending your kids to school not knowing they'll never come back". The female driver, 52, was charged later in the afternoon with two counts of unsafe driving occasioning death, said police.
Just recently, on her hubby's birthday, she posted a pic of Ryan Gosling on Instagram with the caption, "Happy Birthday, baby". Reynolds kept up the playful relationship by sharing an unflattering photo of his wife from the set of her upcoming film.
Farrington "lured" Tania and her brother to her bedroom, where she used a pillow to suffocate her daughter, police said. She was subsequently arrested for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Disorderly Conduct/Breach of the peace.
Mitch McConnell said Thursday afternoon Moore should step aside in the election if the allegations in the Post's article are true. While none of the women report having sex with Moore, all say they were inappropriately touched and had other unwanted advances.
Those celebrities were journalist Fiona Bruce, actor Jake Gyllenhaal , former US President Barack Obama and actress Emma Watson . Morton and her colleagues released eight sheep one-by-one into a pen outfitted with two computer screens.
You'll need to have at least $10 in your account to use it, and two-factor authentication needs to be enabled. With the new feature, you can add money to the virtual card, or transfer the balance to your bank account.
Earlier in the day, North Korea warned Donald Trump to refrain from any "irresponsible remarks", the France press reported. McMaster, said at a briefing on the eve of Trump's five-nation tour of Asia, which starts Friday.
New Feature on TripAdvisor Flags Concerns for Sexual Assault
Love has insisted she was not apologised to personally. "In that review there's a line about a doctor making a medical diagnosis". They advise anyone considering visiting the properties to "perform additional research for information" when making travel plans.
Trucker charged after crash with self-driving bus
No one was injured in the minor crash but passengers say the bus could have actually avoided the truck backing its way. The driver of the lorry which crashed with the bus was subsequently given a ticket.
Apple may release AR headset 2020: Can it compete?
In particular, the paper discusses the application of touch panels, voice activation via Siri and control using head movements. This summer, it introduced ARKit , a software development kit that lets developers create AR apps for iPhones and iPads.
OnePlus 5T to reportedly cost the same as the OnePlus 5
So, for a company that likes to dub its smartphones as " flagship killers", the lack of an edge to edge display doesn't bode well. The OnePlus 5T is expected to feature a new 6-inch QHD display crammed into the same housing as the OnePlus 5's 5.5-inch screen.
Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol
Moderate drinkers also face elevated risks for cancers of the voice box, female breast cancer and colorectal cancers . It finds that approximately 3.5 percent of all cancer deaths in the US can be attributed to alcohol consumption.
House Intel Releases Carter Page's Testimony
Another Daily Beast reporter, Harry Siegel, noticed that Page both pleaded the Fifth and also insisted he'd done nothing wrong. Lewandowski, Page said, approved of the trip, as long as he was going by himself and not affiliated with the campaign.
Thousands of North West workers set for living wage pay rise
The supermarket has committed itself to an additional annual investment of over £3.5m in order to cover the cost of the rise. The wage increase is above the Government's living wage, which is set at £7.50 for employees over the age of 25 years.
Harvey Weinstein reportedly hired people to spy on his accusers
Avellan told Farrow that she would not have agreed to discredit McGowan if she knew that was the objective of the conversation. He says the organization tasked a full-time agent, named " Anna ", with digging up information on actresses and journalists.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition charges more for less
It features a quad-core processor, 1GB of memory and 8GB of local storage with support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, HEVC and Dolby Audio. There's also a 4K HDR version of Fire Stick for $69 Dollars , which could eventually reach Canada at some point, too.