Report: TSA Fails Secret Security Measure Test

Members of Congress later blasted the TSA for the findings in a public briefing, calling them 'disturbing'

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The TSA was tested recently to see if its screeners, equipment and security procedures were up to par — and the agency failed miserably, with an estimated success rate of less than 50 percent, a report says.

Undercover inspections conducted by the Department of Homeland Security uncovered a slew of “vulnerabilities” at the security checkpoints of multiple airports across the country, according to ABC News.

They included problems with the TSA’s screener performance, screening equipment, and associated procedures.

A source familiar with the tests told ABC that the failure rate was “in the ballpark” of 80 percent.

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