Every traveler is familiar with the process of dumping out your bag and disrobing a little for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) because you want to visit Grandma. That process might not be all that effective according to a report from ABC News. A series of undercover tests at airport security checkpoints conducted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show "screeners, their equipment, or their procedures" failed tests more than half the time.
These tests send people through security with illicit materials to see if they get caught. What those officials were carrying through hasn't been disclosed, but in previous tests, those items included guns, explosive materials, and fake explosive devices.
This report comes just two years after a similar series of tests were conducted with embarrassing results. At that time, TSA failed 95% of tests. If you're not familiar with numbers, that's not good. That's very not good.