GAO issues report on TSA plan to use bomb-sniffing dogs

02/1/2013 | USA Today

The Government Accountability Office has released a report questioning the effectiveness of the Transportation Security Administration's plan to add bomb-sniffing dogs to its passenger-screening program. The report highlights repeated failure by canine teams to undergo the required four hours of training every four weeks and a lack of monitoring of the dogs' effectiveness. "TSA has developed a risk-based deployment methodology that it continues to evaluate and modify, as needed. TSA will deploy future teams to the highest-priority airports as identified by both operational and risk-based analysis," wrote Jim Crumpacker, director of the TSA's liaison with GAO, in a reply to the report.

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