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Congress to TSA: No Cheating

H.R. 2464, introduced yesterday, would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration from giving advance notice to security screeners when they are going to be covertly tested.

Does it need saying that tipping off screeners undermines the value of testing? Does TSA need a law to make it not do that?

Here’s the current vote on H.R. 2464. Click to vote, comment, learn more, or edit the wiki article on the bill.

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There is no covert test. A ‘covert’ test can be a bomb.

The ‘covert’ tests are usually law enforcement breaking firearms rules.


TSA testing/drills are not a very good training tool. Only a very few of the most experienced TSO’s can pass. TSA Management use the drills as a “gotcha” for disciplinary purposes. At least that’s how it works at the Reno,NV airport. Even the AFSD at RENO could not pass these tests when he was a TSO/Supervisory TSO.

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