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In recent tests of TSA airport security procedures, how often were federal auditors "without any special knowledge or training" able to sneak explosives and weapons past TSA checkpoints?

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The auditors were able to sneak explosives and weapons past TSA checkpoints in 67 of 70 cases, or 96% of the time. In testimony before Congress about these tests, the Homeland Security Inspector General stated that "TSA was assessing risk inappropriately" and this has worsened under "a culture, developed over time, which resisted oversight and was unwilling to accept the need for change in the face of an evolving and serious threat." TSA is under the authority of the U.S. President.

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