TSA's epic fail on security tests

  • 2 June 2015
  • NormanL
TSA's epic fail on security tests

The TSA, which is great at hassling, abusing, and even stealing from airline passengers has managed to fail -- miserably -- at the one thing it's actually supposed to do: security...

TSA employees failed 67 of 70 tests, where undercover agents tried to pass through security while carrying fake prohibited items. The news prompted Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to meet with officials at TSA headquarters last week, according to the network.

“Upon learning the initial findings of the Office of Inspector General's report, Secretary Johnson immediately directed TSA to implement a series of actions, several of which are now in place, to address the issues raised in the report,” the agency told ABC in a statement. The statement did not identify those fixes.

At least one test showed failures by agents to find a fake bomb even after the undercover agent set off a magnetometer. The screener reportedly let the agent through with the fake bomb taped to his back, despite a pat down.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has "reassigned" TSA's security chief, Melvin Carraway, "to serve in the Office of State and Local Law Enforcement at Department of Homeland Security." Not fired. Just given a new desk in a different part of the building.

Your tax dollars at work...