Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by THawk996, Aug 31, 2011.
Sept. 11 Anniversary Report Card: Not a Lot of A's
Here is a link to the complete report:
We are not satisfied with improvements to TSA’s explosives screening capability. With significant federal funding, TSA has deployed large numbers of enhanced screening equipment used at passenger checkpoints and baggage check screening. Unfortunately, explosives detection technology lacks reliability and lags in its capability to automatically identify concealed weapons and explosives. The next generation of whole body scanning machines also are not effective at detecting explosives hidden within the body and raise privacy and health concerns that DHS has not fully addressed. Our conclusion is that despite 10 years of working on the problem, the aviation screening system still falls short in critical ways with respect to detection.
The failure to detect explosives is one of nine unfinished recommendations the 9/11 Commission cited in the report card.
"We really have not gotten it right yet," said Gov. Tom Kean, the co-chairman of the 9/11 Commission which was organized to recommend ways to prevent another terror attack. "Some of these recommendations, no question you get an F."
That's what happens when the political grift of people like Michael Chertoff is allowed to go unchecked. So now we have Nude-O-Scopes that don't detect explosives, but no Explosive Trace Portals.
And a place for comments in the Post story.
Good heavens, anyone here could have told the Commission this and saved them the effort.
Further, the Commission is still pushing for RealID implementation.
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