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TSA fails security tests, director removed

Director of the TSA forced out after failings revealed.
Director of the TSA forced out after failings revealed. Image by frankieleon / CC BY 2.0

The director of the Transportation Security Administration will be replaced after the agency failed to pass series of tests from the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS sent a team of undercover agents carrying mock explosives and weapons through TSA screening checkpoints at major airports across the United States, and the TSA failed to detect the contraband 95% of the time. An interim director will step into the post until a permanent director is appointed. Read more: travelmole.com