Airport Security

The witnesses testified about a report from the Government Accountability Office on testing the effectiveness of airport security… read more

The witnesses testified about a report from the Government Accountability Office on testing the effectiveness of airport security checkpoints and locating vulnerabilities. Undercover missions by government investigators were able to smuggle bomb parts through security screens and onto airplanes several times this year. Other topics included enhanced employee skills, the components of improvised explosive devices, other uses of U.S. Marshals in airports, banning of liquids and gels in luggage, and the additional ways that Transportation Security Administration screens passengers such as behavior observation. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • John Cooney Assistant Director Government Accountability Office->Forensic Audit and Special Investigations Unit
  • Edmund "Kip" S. Hawley Assistant Secretary Department of Homeland Security->Transportation Security Administration
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Airport Security

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Program ID:
202340-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 16, 2007
Last Aired:
Nov 19, 2007

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  • Nov 16, 2007 | 1:17am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 16, 2007 | 4:36am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 18, 2007 | 4:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 19, 2007 | 11:08am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 19, 2007 | 9:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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