That test saw Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General operatives easily smuggle through fake weapons and explosives alike.
Homeland Security was trying to find the vulnerabilities at security checkpoints, and the report claims TSA agents only discovered and stopped the smuggling of 20 percent of the unpermitted items inspectors attempted to get past them.
Screeners at TSA lines across the country are failing to detect weapons at alarmingly high rates, according to a new undercover operation.
During a recent probe at US airports by the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration screeners failed to detect test weapons more than half of the time, according to ABC News.
But, some travelers we spoke with weren't anxious about the TSA checkpoints at RDU saying they are satisfied with current security procedures.
The Department of Homeland Security has since offered eight recommendations to improve checkpoint security.
While the TSA did better than two years ago, 95%, it still failed most of the time.
In a statement to ABC, the agency said it "concurs with the DHS OIG findings and is committed to aggressively implementing the recommendations". When we asked if the new failure rate was 80%, a source familiar with the classified report said, "you are in the ballpark".
"We found that briefing disturbing", House Homeland Security Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-TX) said following the hearing, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
"We will invest in our people, continue to improve our processes, and engage new technology to keep transportation systems secure", Pekoske said. 'We are focused on staying ahead of a dynamic threat to aviation with continued investment in the workforce, enhanced procedures and new technologies, ' he added.
Pekoske said that "to invest in the CT technology requires funding above what TSA now has", but the agency wasn't on the path to CT development at checkpoints when the budget was developed, so the program wasn't reviewed for investment.
Both members of Congress and the TSA support replacing old check point scanners with new CT scanners like the ones we were first to show you back in March.