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The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported on the safety and security of the nation's airports and the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to improve them. The prognosis was good and bad.
First, the bad. According to this Oct. 16, 2007, GAO report, the DHS had made significant progress in some areas but is still working on developing its passenger prescreening tools. And when it comes to securing the perimeter of airports, the DHS still need more work on that as well, among other things. Read more in "DHS Has Made Progress in Securing the Commercial Aviation System, but Key Challenges Remain."
The GAO also snuck some of its investigators through TSA security lines. The catch--these investigators had on their person bomb components. Ouch. Read more about it here in "Vulnerabilities Exposed through Covert Testing of TSA's Passenger Screening Process."
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