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Report By GAO on Airport Security Vulnerabilities Designated Classified

Press release, Cmte. on Homeland Security, Democratic Office, March 17, 2006: “News reports today disclosed the results of a government investigation into airport security vulnerabilities. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigatory arm of Congress, conducted a clandestine review of airport security throughout the country. While the report remains classified and has not yet been released, news reports indicate that bomb making materials were passed through Transportation Security Administration passenger screening at 21 airports, without being detected…This morning, Ranking Member Thompson requested that the Committee on Homeland Security hold a hearing to review security vulnerabilities at our nation’s airports and rectify problems at the TSA (read the letter here).”

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